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AUSTIN, TX (CBSMiami/AP) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was in Texas Friday to watch his son George P. Bush be sworn-in as Texas land commissioner.
George P. Bush, 38, a political newcomer, sat next to his father in the Texas Senate while formally taking the reins of the state agency that oversees vast oil and mineral rights. Former President George H.W. Bush wasn’t in attendance.
George P.’s grandfather had also planned to attend the ceremony. But aides said the 90-year-old elder Bush decided to remain in Houston, where the oldest living former U.S. president was released from a hospital earlier this week for treatment of shortness of breath.
Jeb Bush made the appearance as the former Florida governor explores a 2016 presidential run. He didn’t address attendees or speak to reporters.
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