However, one future star is still waiting in the wings with bona fides sure that any veteran operative would covet. He boasts a Hispanic heritage long coveted by veteran operatives, instant name recognition amongst donors and deep roots in a big state. No, his name is not Marco Rubio – his name is George Prescott Garnica Bush.
If he does pursue a national profile, 2012 may be read as the year that George P. Bush quietly laid the groundwork to continue in the family business. His involvement in Maverick Pac aka MavPac, a national organization dedicated to supporting young conservatives and Hispanic Republicans of Texas and devoted to electing conservative Republicans of Hispanic heritage in the Lone Star State, seems to provide the first indication that he’s ready to make a move – on his own terms.
Bush is the eldest son of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and the chic pick for any number of roles in the future of the party. His mother Columba, is a first generation Mexican immigrant and active philanthropist.
George P. burst on the scene in 1988, when, at 12, he spoke at the Republican Convention that nominated his grandfather, President George Herbert Walker Bush.
Twelve years later, he generated considerable buzz when his uncle successfully ran for president. Like another political heir, John Kennedy Jr., Bush postponed his political future and chose to attend law school and practice back home before transitioning into real estate investment. Bush also served in the military, deploying to Afghanistan in 2011.
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