It was only a matter of time before George P. Bush tapped into the D.C. money/influence network. The Bush family scion and Fort Worth attorney who is running for Texas Land Commissioner will be in Washington Wed. evening for a fundraiser for himself and Thursday morning for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, a long-time friend of the Bush family.
Politico reports that Wednesday night D.C. fundraiser costs $500 per person and $2,500 to host, according to an invitation the publication obtained.
Williams told the Star-Telegram that asking George P. to headline his event was a natural. "He's my friend," he said. "It'll give people a chance to get to know him. The Bush family have been friends of mine. I think he represents the future of our party."
The lawmaker, elected to Congress in 2012, has been close to both former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush as well as George P. Bush's father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. And Williams, a former Texas secretary of state, thinks that the newest generation George P. Bush "is a wonderful young man."
"He's exactly the kind of man we need talking conservative values," he said. Could George P. be a future president? "You never know," said Williams.
The Washington Examiner, which first reported the breakfast appearance, said that "Hosts pay $1,000, and the general donation is $100."
-- Maria Recio