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Bush 4.0: George P. making rounds in D.C.

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

The next, and fourth, generation in the Bush political dynasty is making its Washington debut, a first stop in what many believe could eventually lead to a House, Senate and even presidential bid by George P. Bush.

The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, George P. is the headliner Thursday at a Washington fundraiser for family friend and first-term Texas Rep. Roger Williams. He's dubbed a "special guest" on the invitation of the lawmaker known for his humorous 2012 campaign video called "The Donkey Whisperer."

George P. first hit the national stage when he was 12, speaking at the 1988 GOP nominating convention of his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush. The 37-year-old is currently running for Texas land commissioner, a powerful position in the Lone Star State. He's the fourth generation of political Bushes, started when George P.'s great-grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a Connecticut senator from 1952 to 1963.

In his campaign, Bush has touched on some national issues, even hitting President Obama when he said that Tax Day was "Barack Obama's favorite day of the year."

Williams told Secrets that Bush is an impressive candidate who could go all the way. "You never know, we've had a few Bushes that have been president, so there's no reason to think any different I guess, " he said.

"George P. has got a great future, even if his name wasn't Bush," added Williams. "He's the kind of guy we need."

The invitation to the Thursday breakfast fundraiser was forwarded to Secrets by a major donor who cheered, "George P. Bush is making the rounds in D.C. now." Hosts pay $1,000, and the general donation is $100.

Updated with details on Prescott Bush.