George P. Bush Announces Run for Texas Attorney General

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush officially announced a run for Texas Attorney General Wednesday at a campaign launch event in Austin.

Bush is the son of former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush. He could be slated to challenge current Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is not term-limited but has not announced whether he will seek a third term in 2022.

Bush drew attention to Paxton’s ongoing legal troubles at the event, according to the Texas Tribune. Paxton was indicted on charges of securities fraud in 2015, and the case is still working through the legal system as of now. In October of last year, several top aides accused Paxton of abusing his office to help allies and accepting bribes.

“Enough is enough, Ken,” Bush reportedly said at Wednesday’s event. “You’ve brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office.”

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