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Bush secures Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner

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Two George Bushes have made it all the way to the White House. Now, a third Bush is starting his political career in Texas.

George P. Bush easily defeated businessman David Watts to secure the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner Tuesday. A land commissioner oversees billions in oil and mineral rights which help fund public education. Bush, a Fort Worth attorney, voted Tuesday morning in Fort Worth with wife Amanda and their son Prescott.

Thus far, he has kept a fairly low profile while campaigning, appearing largely at private functions and fundraiser's. He has raised a whopping $3.5-plus million -- an unheard of sum for land commissioner, who administers state-owned lands and mineral resources.

At his watch party at Joe T. Garcia's restaurant in Fort Worth, Bush told his crowd of supporters an uphill battle awaits his campaign. On his expectation of luring Hispanic voters, he said he's doing that by controlling his own campaign. "I'm the only Republican you'll find traveling in the border, speaking Spanish in the community, learning the issues of the community and it's a big part not only of my primary effort but it'll be a big part of my general election so I'm excited," said Bush.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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