GOP donors to George P. Bush: Welcome to Washington
May 8th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
11 months ago

GOP donors to George P. Bush: Welcome to Washington

Washington (CNN) – Some of Washington's most powerful Republican donors are playing host at a Wednesday evening fundraiser for George P. Bush, a candidate for Texas Land Commissioner and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Attendees are paying $500 for the event taking place at the National Association of Wholesale-Distributors Office, according to a copy of the invitation. Among those expected to attend are Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Aaron Shock, R-Illinois.

"I think he is part of the new generation of Republican leadership…it is very important" to support him, Republican donor Bobbie Kilberg, one of the event’s hosts, told CNN. Other hosts include Republican stalwarts Charlie Black, Dirk Van Dongen and Vin Weber.

Bush has been building a major war chest for this race, his first campaign for political office. While it may not be the most high profile job in Texas government, analysts have said it could prove to be a key stepping stone for a major political career down the road for the younger Bush, especially because of his work to broaden the GOP appeal among Hispanics and past military service.

While he has met with Republican activists in Washington before, this is the first official fundraiser here for him. He has also raised money in dozens of events in Texas as well as some in Florida.

Last week his grandfather and grandmother, former President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, hosted a fundraiser for him in Houston, netting $500,000.

Later this month his uncle, former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, are hosting a major fundraiser in Dallas for George P.'s campaign. The former president has said he wants to do whatever he can to help his nephew. “If George. P. wants to talk to his old uncle and ask for advice, I'm actively advising," George W. Bush recently told The Dallas Morning News. "I've contributed to his campaign, Laura and I have. Beyond that, it depends on what he wants me to do."


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    "And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
    We call it riding the gravy traaaiiinnn" - Pink Floyd

    May 8, 2013 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. Romney is Still NOT My Hero

    Listen to your grandma sonny boy – NO MORE BUSHES!

    May 8, 2013 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. Bob

    Oh lord not ANOTHER bush. This country can't take any more abuse from the Bush Family Evil Empire.

    May 8, 2013 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  4. T

    ,,,,,,no way............NOW WAY......NO MORE BUSH'S

    May 8, 2013 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  5. jinx9to88

    God help us all!!!

    May 8, 2013 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    Well he is a Bush..... Just with a tan.

    May 8, 2013 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  7. Alan

    NO MORE BUSHES IN THE WHITEHOUSE! – now that's a well deserved article that needs to be added to the constitution if I've ever heard of one. Listen to your mother!.

    "41" as he is affectionately known was a brillant politician in serving the CIA and then the UN. While not strong on domestic policy, when Kuwait was overrun by Saddam, he rallied the world, not an organization of the coerced, and restored a country. And what was more impressive, he got each participant to pay their own way, not leaving a multi trillion dollar debt behind as "43" has.

    The American public gambled..err..let's correct that..no thanks to the Supreme Court justice Scalia who was seen with VP Cheney prior to the elections, and who convinced Justice Kennedy to vote for Bush against Al Gore, although it was reported that Kennedy changed his mind but Scalia has already called for the vote..no thanks to 1 chief justice, a crooked President and his staff phony lies to justify in their minds, taking America into 2 wars at the same time..

    This country gambled you might say, no thanks to 570 Floridians, who were the difference in 2000, this country gambled that "43" (apple) hadn't fallen far from "41's tree. WRONG!..and 25 years after Bush left office, in 2033 when my mortgage will be paid in full, the wraps will come off the facts and we will find out the truth behind all the deceit.

    So until that happens, NO MORE Bushes in the White House...because the "43" apple fell into another paradym not just a distance from the "41" tree..and America cannot afford to gamble more lives, homeless families, and another Great Recession on another Bush!!!!!

    May 8, 2013 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  8. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    Hey,it worked pretty good for romney the tax cheat ,he lost the election!!!!! Gop morons and stupid donors, the gop is out of business after 2014 mid terms,for good!!!!!

    May 8, 2013 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  9. Mr. Moderate

    OK – So the grandson and nephew of two failed presidents is running for a minor state level position in Texas, yet he has a fundraiser in Washington sponsored by special interest group that has nothing to do with being land commissioner in Texas that is attended by a bunch of politicians NOT from Texas. If this is not a microcosm of what is destroying America, nothing is.

    May 8, 2013 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein

    What is he running for again? I hope that he is smarter than his Uncle George W. Bush who didn't fully understand the consquences of actions.

    May 8, 2013 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  11. Flagship, NC

    I find it very disturbing to hear about another Bush getting a government office.
    Very disturbing!

    May 8, 2013 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  12. vikingwoman

    I think his Grandmother, Barbara Bush, said it best–"No more Bush's in Washington"! And Texans don't need another Bush, either! We're having enough problems w/W's protoge, Perry!!

    May 8, 2013 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  13. Thomas

    Meet the New and Improved Bush for 2020 .

    May 9, 2013 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  14. Marie MD

    oh gawd, another bush. Isn't he the brown one by his own grandfather's admission?
    Just saying.

    May 9, 2013 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  15. GI Joe

    His great grandfather, Preston Bush (H.W.s father) supported Hitler.

    Google it – don't just take my word for it. Where do you think H.W. got the idea for N.W.O (that he accidentally let slip).

    Be very careful who you put in a local office because they will then go regional, state, and then on to Federal. Be very careful of anyone related to a Bush.

    May 9, 2013 07:12 am at 7:12 am |