AUSTIN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is weighing a bid for attorney general, as the Republican currently in the job, Ken Paxton, faces new criminal accusations.
Several campaign donors have asked Bush to consider running in 2022, senior political advisor Ash Wright said. The Republican has not made a decision.
“Commissioner Bush has always said he will ‘keep all options open’ and that remains his policy,” Wright said in a statement. “Like many conservative leaders around the state, he is very concerned about these allegations regarding Paxton.”
Bush’s intentions were first reported on the conservative website Texas Scorecard.
If he does jump in, Bush will face a fight. Paxton is “absolutely planning on running again, is