Henry Rodgers, DCNF
Texas’s land commissioner George P. Bush won the Republican primary Tuesday night after receiving an endorsement from President Donald Trump.
Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, beat former Texas land commissioner Jerry Patterson in the Tuesday primary, receiving over 58 percent of the vote by 10 p.m., avoiding a runoff. The win comes after Trump endorsedhim just over a week before the election, declaring Bush as “Trump’s Man in Texas.
Texas LC George P. Bush backed me when it wasn’t the politically correct thing to do, and I back him now. Also, AC Sid Miller has been with me from the beginning, he is “Trump’s Man in Texas.” Also support Comptroller Glenn Hegar, and Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2018
Bush raised more than $1.5 million in the year before the election, while his opponent only raised $107,588. After receiving more than 50 percent of the vote, Bush thanked his supporters for their “steadfast support” on Twitter.
Texas voters – THANK YOU! Your steadfast support through this primary is what has made tonight’s victory possible! pic.twitter.com/6jYgpJAn1U
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) March 7, 2018
The current Texas land commissioner, will now be running against energy and natural resources attorney Miguel Suazo, who easily won the Democratic primary with close to 70 percent of the vote.
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