George P. Bush seeking re-election in Texas

George P. Bush. (MGN/file)
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) George P. Bush is seeking re-election as Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to continue running a little-known but powerful agency in a state where his political-dynasty family has been prominent for decades.

Bush unveiled a campaign website early Monday, and was emailing supporters.

His grandfather, President George H.W. Bush, was once a Texas congressman and his uncle, George W. Bush, left Texas' governorship for the presidency.

Bush was elected land commissionership in 2014, the first Bush to win an election on his first try.

After his father, Jeb, left last year's presidential race, Bush broke with his relatives and campaigned publicly for then-candidate Donald Trump.

The land commissioner's office regulates oil exploration on Texas' 13 million acres of public land. Bush also has overseen a $450-million remodel of the Alamo.