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Texas Elections 2018

2018 Primaries: General Land Commissioner Race Is About ‘Republicanism,’ Says Expert

Since 2015, the Texas legislature has approved $106 million towards rebuilding and expanding sections of the Alamo

George P. Bush, left, and Jerry Patterson.

One of the fiercest competitions in the upcoming March primary in Texas is for an office a lot of people never really think about: Texas Land Commissioner.

George P. Bush is the incumbent — one of those Bushes trying to fend off three Republican challengers, including Jerry Patterson, who used to be the land commissioner. Patterson took a lot of people by surprise when he launched his campaign to take back the office he left three years ago.