Kirsters Baish| After taking almost a decade off from the political world, former President George W. Bush is now sticking his nose into the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. He is working on fundraising for Texas Republican candidates… but the Gateway Pundit has reported that Bush is not collecting for or supporting Ted Cruz.
Hot Air reports:
Oof: Dubya Refusing To Fundraise For Ted Cruz?
Karen noted earlier that George W. Bush is lending a hand to Texas Republicans this year — which is amazing, for more than one reason. Who would have thought in 2008 that Dubya would ever again be an asset to the GOP on the campaign trail, especially in the age of Trump? And who would have thought that his party might actually need him to show up in his home state of all places, normally one of the safest red strongholds in America?
The Dallas News released an article which stated that the former President of the United States will be working fundraisers within the coming up weeks for Governor of Florida Rick Scott. Scott is running for Senate in the state of Florida. Bush will also be fundraising for North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer, Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley, and Republican Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun.
“While he prefers to consider himself retired from politics, President Bush recognizes how important it is to keep the Senate and decided to help a few key candidates,” Freddy Ford, a spokesman for the former President told Politico.
It was noticeable that Bush was not backing Texas Senator Ted Cruz, also a Republican. Cruz is going up against a surprising challenge in Representative Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso.
The Dallas News wrote, “Cruz once worked for the former commander in chief, both on Bush’s presidential campaign and then in his administration. The senator also met his wife, Heidi, while working for Bush’s campaign, leading him to say that he ‘will always be grateful’ to the former president.”
George W. Bush does not have a soft spot when it comes to Senator Cruz. Cruz made a splash in the news when he rebelled against the Bush-supported GOP establishment.
It would be really upsetting to find out that Bush was only doing this as a personal knock on Cruz. He should really be thinking about the good of the entire state of Texas and all of the Americans who live there.