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March 4, 2012
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A Young Bush Works to Nurture Hispanic Roots Within the Republican Party
The seeds of political ascension for a member of the Bush family may have been planted in an Austin eatery whose name conjures up images of Janis Joplin jam sessions.
After Election Day in 2006, George P. Bush — the son of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and the nephew of former President George W. Bush — met with a friend at Threadgill’s to discuss how to propel more Hispanics within the ranks of the Republican Party.
More than five years later, Mr. Bush, who along with two siblings was dubbed one of “the little brown ones” by his grandfather, former President George Bush, is in Austin discussing how the 18-month-old Hispanic Republicans of Texas Political Action Committee, which he co-founded, moves ahead after redistricting.
“There really wasn’t an entity that was focused on the campaign finance element of Hispanic outreach, nor was there really an entity that was doing the blocking and tackling and mechanics of educating Latinos to actually run for office,” Mr. Bush, a 35-year-old lawyer, said of the PAC’s genesis.