The Bush dynasty has officially come to an end as the last member of the Bush family holding elected office lost in a primary for Texas Attorney General to Trump-backed Ken Paxton.
Paxton, who is currently serving as Attorney General, faced three formidable primary challengers on March 1st, including Bush, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and former state Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman. Paxton handily defeated all three of them but did not get over 50 percent of the vote, forcing him into a runoff with second-place George P. Bush.
In the runoff election, which occurred yesterday, Paxton is set to defeat Bush by a 36% margin, getting 68% of the vote to Bush’s 32%. Paxton will likely face Democrat and former ACLU lawyer Rochelle Garza in the general election.
As for Bush, he lost the opportunity to run for Texas Land Commissioner after losing the Attorney General primary, meaning that no Bush will hold elected office come 2023.
FOX News Reports–
“Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Tuesday successfully fought off a primary challenge from Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, meaning the last member of the Bush political dynasty in elected office will soon be without a job.
Paxton’s victory, projected by the Associated Press, is also a victory for former President Donald Trump, who endorsed the attorney general for reelection. Trump saw his pick in Georgia’s governor race lose Tuesday night.
“Things didn’t go as we planned. But after the tragic events of earlier today, it’s important to keep life’s temporary disappointments in perspective,” Bush said in a statement Tuesday. “There are grieving parents in South Texas today. My family and I are grieving with them.”