Former President George W. Bush is reportedly set to headline several fundraisers for GOP candidates around the country ahead of crucial midterms.
In stops in Tampa and Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, the 43rd president will stump for GOP Senate nominee Rick Scott — an ally of President Donald Trump who has been keeping his distance in a Senate race against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., the Palm Beach Post reported.
The former president was also scheduled to attend a closed-door event Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas, for Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, Politico reported.
Next week, Bush heads to a fundraiser in Fort Worth for North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer and another in Dallas for Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, Politico reported.
In October, Bush will host fundraisers for two Senate hopefuls — Missouri Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley and Indiana's Mike Braun, who are challenging Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Politico reported.
Along with the races for Scott and Cramer, the contests in Missouri and Indiana are among the most closely watched midterms as Republicans push to defend their 51-49 seat majority in the Senate, The Hill reported.
"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 Bush spokesman, told Politico.
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