Pierce Bush is First Bush To Lose Texas Race In 40 Years Signaling End of Dynasty

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Republican Pierce Bush, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, lost a critical election which could signal the end of the Bush dynasty.

Bush failed to make it out of Tuesday’s GOP primary for a Houston congressional seat. By losing, Pierce became the first member of the Bush family to lose a race in Texas in over 40 years.

Jeb’s son George does hold a statewide office in Texas – Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office.

It is usually a springboard to a higher office but the results from Pierce’s seat should terrify George.

Pierce’s GOP opponents ran towards Trump and away from the failed policies of Bush and McCain, etc.

The establishment albatross will not be easy for the next generation of Bush’s to get rid of which may be why Barbara said, after George left the WH, that we didn’t need to see anymore Bush’s out there for a while.

From CBS:

Troy Nehls and Kathaleen Wall, staunch defenders of President Donald Trump, advanced instead to the runoff. That raised questions about whether the Bush family’s sharp personal clashes with the president in recent years turned off Republican voters.

 Although Pierce Bush, 34, made clear from the outset of his run in December that he was an ally of Trump, he didn’t do so with zeal of rivals who promised fierce loyalty to the president if elected.

 It’s the first time a Bush has lost an election in Texas since George W. Bush failed in a bid for Congress a 1978. Since then, the family had won in Texas races for governor, president and, most recently, state land commissioner in 2014 and 2018. Those elections were won by George P. Bush, one of two sons of Jeb Bush.

From The New York Post:

Although Pierce Bush made clear from the outset of his run in December that he was an ally of Trump, he didn’t do so with the zeal of rivals who promised fierce loyalty to the president if elected.

It’s the first time a Bush has lost an election in Texas since George W. Bush failed in a bid for Congress in 1978. Since then, the family had won on the ballot in Texas in races for governor, president and, most recently, George P. Bush’s victories for state land commissioner in 2014 and 2018.