Friday, Nov 9, 2012 1:41 PM UTC

‘Next Bush’ makes campaign filing in Texas

A nephew of George W. Bush made the filing in Texas

George P Bush-Campaign Filing

In this Sept. 17, 2012 photo, George P. Bush speaks with Florida State University students before beginning a bus tour in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington, File)

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas official says a nephew of former President George W. Bush has made a campaign filing that is required for someone to run for office in his home state.

Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, says George P. Bush filed a campaign treasurer appointment on Wednesday. Sorrells told The Associated Press on Thursday night the document is required for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law.

Sorrells didn’t have other details on the filing. Bush did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.

The 36-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in September his goal was to run for office. The younger Bush lives in Fort Worth, where he runs a consulting firm.