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Rick Range Files to Run Against Bush in 2018

Rick Range has filed for a place on the March Republican primary ballot to face off with incumbent Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Range filed his paperwork on Monday morning to challenge Bush in 2018. Range is a retired teacher, firefighter and historian. According to the U.S. News & World Report, Range has been a frequent critic of Commissioner Bush's handling of the Alamo site preservation. Range says that he is concerned that Bush's handling of the Alamo site could downplay the role of the Texans killed at the site in 1836.

According to information from the Texas Ethics Commission, Range was a recent filer for the 2018 election.

Range is the second Republican to emerge in a challenge to George P. Bush. Dr. Davey Edwards, a professional land surveyor, has also announced his intention to challenge Bush in 2018. On the Democratic side, no candidates have filed to run.

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