George P. Bush is considering a bid for the office of Texas Land Commissioner, according to a letter that his father, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, sent out to gather support for his son. The letter was obtained by the Tampa Bay Times

I am writing to ask that you consider making a personal contribution as he begins his quest for public service.


While the election is in 2014, it is important to show early financial support, particularly in a state as big as Texas. The office that George is considering running for is Land Commissioner which overseas the mineral rights, commercial real estate owned and sovereign submerged lands of the State of Texas as well as veterans affairs and historic archives.

Speculation began swirling last week about which office the younger Bush, grandson and nephew of the former presidents, would seek after he filed paperwork required to run for state office in Texas. He has launched an exploratory committee Web site.

Bush is scheduled to guest-host the CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday morning. 

It's worth a look back at this post from The Washington Post's Joel Achenbach on George P. Bush from August. "Timing is everything," Bush said then.