SACRAMENTO --It may well be the most sophisticated campaign for land commissioner in American history.
George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew and grandson of former presidents, is going into the family business, with a run for state land commissioner in Texas. But a new fundraising solicitation making its way around California circles shows this is not your every day local race.
The solicitation comes from the desk of some California financial heavyweights who are helping the latest Bush to burst onto the political scene to raise some campaign cash. Among them are Jerry Perenchino, former head of Univision, who has been one of California’s largest Republican donors in recent years; Brad Freeman and his venture capitalist partner Ron Spogli; and Wayne Hughes, head of Public Storage.
All of them helped President George W. Bush raise campaign cash during his two presidential runs. Now, they are helping his nephew organize a May fundraising dinner at Freeman’s Brentwood home.