The grandson of the late President George H.W. Bush is leaving the door open for a run for the congressional seat the Bush patriarch once represented in the late 1960s, the Texas Tribune reported.
Pierce Bush, 38 — nephew of former President George W. Bush, son of Neil Bush, and the Houston-based CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star — might be considering a challenge to 7th Congressional District freshman Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas, the news outlet reported.
"Over the past few months, I have been flattered by many people in Houston who have reached out and encouraged me to run for this seat," Pierce Bush said in a statement to the news outlet. "I am currently putting my heart and soul into my role as CEO of the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the country."
But, he added: "If I were to run for this office, or any other office, I would certainly run as a big tent candidate focused on discussing the important matters. Together, we can stand for real opportunity for the many who need it."
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is currently the only member of the Bush family in elected office.
"Despite Jeb's failed presidential bid nationwide, the Bush family is still widely revered in Texas, especially here in Houston," an unnamed source told the Washington Examiner. "I suspect Bush would have little trouble getting the Republican nomination and getting the party to unify behind his candidacy."
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