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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush leaves the stage at a kick-off rally where he announced he will run for Texas Attorney General, June 2, 2021, in Austin, Texas.And so this is how the Bush dynasty ends: not with a bang but with a whimper. Just 37 minutes after polls closed in most of Texas, the Republican primary runoff for Texas attorney general was called for incumbent Ken Paxton. At press time, he was leading George P. Bush two to one—in the parlance of George W., a thumpin’. It’s an ignominious end to a half-century run by the House of Bush. Once the great handsome hope of the Bush brand, the young man they half-jokingly called 47, P. has been thoroughly defeated by a man who he claims will soon be “perp-walked into jail for the second time.” This family of senators, governors, and presidents must settle, in its final act, for the…

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