Politics & Government

New generation of Bush takes political efforts nationwide

Fort Worth's George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush, is taking his political action committee national, the online news organization Politico reports.

Maverick PAC, or MavPac, began in the wake of his uncle's 2004 re-election as president. Until now, it has been a Texas-based organization of young Republican donors. But Bush tells Politico it's time to take it national. The PAC already has established a presence in Florida, California and Washington, D.C., and more states and regions are in the group's sights.

Bush's group holds fund-raising events catered to younger Republican donors who want to contribute cash, but can't afford higher stakes. "Our idea is to offer a lower price point to gain the same type of access to elected officials as you would if you were a high-rolling bundler," Bush told Politico.

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