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George P. Bush To Attend Washington Fundraiser For Texas Congressman Roger Williams

05/06/2013 01:10 pm ET | Updated May 06, 2013

George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and nephew of former President George W. Bush, will be in Washington, D.C., later this week to fundraise for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), the Washington Examiner reported on Monday.

The Thursday breakfast, which will cost $100 per person to attend and $1,000 to host, is the latest in a long friendship between Williams and the Bushes. As the Dallas Morning News reports, Williams endorsed George P. Bush in his run for Texas Land Commissioner back in April. Williams also played an integral fundraising role for George W. Bush during his campaigns for Texas governor and for president.

The foray into Washington politics is being hailed as a potential sign that George P. Bush has some interest in a run for national office. Williams sang Bush's praises as possible candidate in an interview with the Examiner.

"You never know, we've had a few Bushes that have been president, so there's no reason to think any different I guess," the Texas congressman said. "George P. has got a great future, even if his name wasn't Bush."

The younger Bush has already showed himself to be a highly capable fundraiser. In January, he reported having raised more than $1.3 million for a campaign that hadn't officially been announced yet. Large sums of that money reportedly came from family members and big-name donors with close ties to the Bushes.

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