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George W. Bush is Hitting the Fundraising Circuit for GOP Candidates

The former president is hosting and attending fundraisers in Texas and Florida, for House and Senate candidates in a series of states.

By NTK Staff | 09.12.2018 @10:00am
George W. Bush is Hitting the Fundraising Circuit for GOP Candidates

Former President George W. Bush is jumping into the 2018 midterms in a big way, according to a new report from Politico. The Texas native is hosting a series of fundraisers in the Lone Star State, and traveling to Florida for another.

Bush has fundraised for candidates since leaving the White House in 2009, but he’s largely kept out of the political lime light. The exception to that rule was when his brother, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, ran for president in 2015 and 2016.

This cycle, Bush is slated to lend a hand to Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL), Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO), and businessman Mike Braun (R-IN).

Here are the details on some of those fundraisers:

Bush’s tour will begin Wednesday morning, when he holds a closed-door event in Fort Worth for GOP Rep. Will Hurd, a second-term congressman who faces the hurdle of seeking reelection in a West Texas district that Trump lost in 2016.

Then, on Friday, Bush will travel to Florida to hold a pair of events for Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is in a pitched battle for a Senate seat. One of the fundraisers will benefit New Republican, a pro-Scott super PAC.

Bush will return to the circuit next week, when he headlines a Sept. 19 fundraiser in Fort Worth for North Dakota Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer. The following day, Bush will hold a Dallas fundraiser for Texas Rep. Pete Sessions.

The events for Hawley and Braun are slated for October.

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