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A Texas victory keeps the Bush political dynasty alive

George P. Bush wins GOP primary.
 
File - In this Oct. 4, 2014 file photo, George P. Bush, right, reaches to his father former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush after the senior Bush became emotional when expressing his pride for his son while speaking to supporters at Hardin-Simmons University, in Abilene, Texas. George P. Bush has been helping members of his famous family get elected since age 3 but has never played a larger role as a political surrogate than this cycle, as he tries to help his dad follow his grandfather, George H.W. Bush, and his uncle, George W. Bush, to the White House.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
File - In this Oct. 4, 2014 file photo, George P. Bush, right, reaches to his father former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush after the senior Bush became emotional when expressing his pride for his son while speaking to supporters at Hardin-Simmons University, in Abilene, Texas. George P. Bush has been helping members of his famous family get elected since age 3 but has never played a larger role as a political surrogate than this cycle, as he tries to help his dad follow his grandfather, George H.W. Bush, and his uncle, George W. Bush, to the White House. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Published March 7, 2018|Updated March 7, 2018

Writers of the Bush family political obituary can stand down after George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush, outright won the GOP primary for Texas Land Commissioner on Tuesday night, effectively assuring another term and keeping future ambitions in good standing.

The younger Bush had to swallow Donald Trump's taunts of his father and offer the backing of Trump. It was a gesture the president did not overlook.

Dallas Morning News:

"This is important work, and sometimes when you make bold decisions and you're a leader, you get criticized. Speaking of criticism, I want to thank my opponents," Bush said with a smile. "Some ran more spirited campaigns than others."

And while thanking supporters for their work on the campaign, he also took a jab at the news media.

"Many of the critics, including those in the media, had doubts that we would even be celebrating tonight, but you didn't doubt me," he said.