Bush Campaigns with Liberal Lawmaker

With early voting for the March primary elections mere weeks away, Land Commissioner George P. Bush is spending his time campaigning with liberal State Rep. Jason Villalba (R–Dallas).

Bush, who faces three opponents in his re-election bid, would likely be better served trying to repair his image amongst conservatives, who have often been in conflict with him during his term, especially in regard to his “Reimagine the Alamo” initiative.

An announcement by Villalba, however, makes it clear Bush would rather eat pizza and block walk with liberal legislators.

In a post on Twitter, Villalba promotes a “very special” family block walk to his supporters. The special guest? George P. Bush.

Villalba’s record on conservative issues has been dismal ever since he was first elected to the legislature in 2013. During that time, he has flip-flopped on illegal immigration, Obamacare, religious liberty, and most recently called for “common sense gun control.” Villalba’s disregard for conservative principles has earned him a failing grade on the Fiscal Responsibility Index in every session he’s been in the Texas Legislature.

Bush faces three primary opponents in the race for Land Commissioner: Jerry Patterson, who held the position from 2003-2015, Davey Edwards, and Rick Range.

In order to win in March, candidates tend to bolster their conservatives credentials by associating with other conservatives. Bush has thrown this idea to the wind, instead embracing and teaming up with a liberal lawmaker for a “family block walk” weeks before the polls open.

If recent fundraising reports are any indication, Bush should hope he doesn’t face the same impending fate as his friend Villalba.

Brandon Waltens


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