Politics

George W. Bush to Raise Cash for Todd Young

Comes as Democrat Evan Bayh shakes up the Indiana Senate race

Former President George W. Bush has campaigned for Sen. Rob Portman, his brother Jeb, and Sen. John McCain. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former President George W. Bush will help Republican Rep. Todd Young raise money for his Senate race in Indiana, according to local reports.

Bush will take part in a fundraiser with Young in Elkhart, the South Bend Tribune reported. The Young campaign says the event will be "an afternoon reception."

"The president does not do a lot of these," Young communications director Jay Kenworthy told the newspaper. "We think the demand is going to be high, so we're prepared for that."

The campaign did not release ticket prices for the event.

Young is facing a competitive race for the U.S. Senate after former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill dropped out to allow former Sen. Evan Bayh to run for his old seat.

Bush rarely made campaign appearances before this year. He campaigned for his brother Jeb in South Carolina in the last days of his presidential run and he has raised money for Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and former rival Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

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