George P. Bush spends $2 million to avoid runoff for land commissioner


Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s re-election campaign spent $2 million in 30 days in an effort to win the March 6 Republican primary outright and not be forced into a May runoff.

The latest numbers came on a day that Bush and seven other Republican statewide officials received endorsements from President Donald Trump.

In a midday tweet, Trump said, “I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again!”

Hours later, Trump tweeted, “Texas LC George P. Bush backed me when it wasn’t the politically correct thing to do, and I back him now. Also, AC Sid Miller has been with me from the beginning, he is `Trump’s Man in Texas.” Also support Comptroller Glenn Hegar, and Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick.”

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