George P. Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush, has picked a horse in the race for U.S. Senate.
Ted Cruz' campaign announced today that Bush is endorsing the former Texas Solicitor General to take over Kay Bailey Hutchison's U.S. Senate seat.
"Ted is the future of the Republican Party," Bush said in a statement. "He is a proven conservative, and his personal story embodies the American Dream. Like Marco Rubio in Florida, I am confident that Ted will inspire a new generation of leaders to stand up and defend American Exceptionalism."
Bush, a Fort Worth resident, works with a real estate investment company and has recently worked to increase his profile among grassroots Republicans. Last year, he co-founded Hispanic Republicans of Texas to help recruit and elect Hispanic candidates. He also recently spoke at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans (though Gov. Rick Perry's speech sucked up much of the attention).
Other candidates in the race include former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is widely expected to enter the race later this month.