Former GOP land commissioner endorses Democrat over George P. Bush


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Jerry Patterson throws his support behind Democrat Miguel Suazo.

Patterson lost to Bush in the Republican primary earlier this year.

Former Republican Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has endorsed Miguel Suazo, the Democratic nominee for land commissioner, over current land commissioner — and fellow Republican — George P. Bush.

The decision is the latest sign of lingering tensions between Patterson and Bush, who squared off earlier this year in the Republican primary.

Patterson told the American-Statesman Friday he had decided to endorse Suazo over Bush’s handling of the Alamo, Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and the “constant fear that George P. Bush has to make definitive decisions.”

He criticized Bush for not speaking with the media during much of his tenure or debating his political opponents during the primary campaign.

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