George P. Bush Elected Texas Land Commissioner

George P. Bush has been elected Texas land commissioner. That makes him the first in his family's political dynasty to win an election to public office in his first race.

The 38-year-old Fort Worth energy consultant easily topped former Democratic El Paso Mayor John Cook on Tuesday.

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Bush is a fluent Spanish speaker who Texas Republicans hope can woo the state's booming Hispanic population. He is the grandson of one former president and nephew of another. His father is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who may run for the White House in 2016.

No other Bush, even the family patriarch and source of George P.'s middle name, long-serving Connecticut Sen. Prescott Bush, won his first election.

The Texas land commissioner administers publicly owned lands in a powerful but little-known post that could lead to loftier offices.

To see up-to-the-minute returns from nearly 200 races across Texas, click here.

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