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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Jerry Patterson: Don’t let race-baiting tarnish Confederate license plate

In a guest commentary, the Texas Land Commissioner writes that a federal appeals court’s was right to rule that the state could not bar the issuance of a speciality drivers license plate sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Bush targets ‘ignorant statements’ about Latinos

George P. Bush, a GOP candidate for land commissioner, said Wednesday that he hoped Texas Republicans in leadership positions would denounce “ignorant statements” regarding Hispanics, even if they're made by fellow Republicans.

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

The GOP’s fresh prince, running at arm’s length

There are no sure things in politics. If there were, George P. Bush would be the presumptive successor to Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

George P. Bush announces bid for land commissioner

George P. Bush told state election officials Tuesday he will run for land commissioner in 2014. He had previously filed papers required for anyone raising campaign funds in the state, but hadn’t officially specified what office he...

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