George P. Bush files for documents needed to run for office in Texas


George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Justin Sullivan

Are you ready to see another George Bush in office, America? This time it's George P. Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who seems to be making plans to run.

On Wednesday George P.  filed an “appointment of a campaign treasurer” with the Texas Ethics Commission, a form that is required before running for any statewide office, The New Republic reported.  George P., 36, currently works at a small oil and gas investment and consulting firm in Dallas, according to TNR. His Latino roots (his mother is Mexican and he speaks Spanish) could help a Republican Party that failed to gain the Latino vote in the latest election. His roots also once earned him the nickname of the Republican Party's "Ricky Martin." Perhaps because all Spanish sounds like Ricky Martin to old white people. 

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George P. had also said in September his goal was to run for office, the Associated Press reported, so the news isn't exactly a surprise. George was raised in Florida but decided to settle in Texas just like his famous uncle and grandfather. He's the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas.

George also told Fox News Latino last month that he would like to run. 

On Thursday, Ana Navarro,  the national Hispanic co-chairwoman for John McCain when he ran for president in 2008, celebrated George's last move in a tweet: "Wrote check for my friend, @georgepbush newly formed exploratory committee for office in TX. Young, pragmatic, Hispanic, just what GOP needs."