Former President Bush to attend gubernatorial fundraiser
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is set to be a special guest at a fundraiser for Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie.
The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2oam1h1 ) that wealthy businessmen will host Gillespie at a Dallas fundraiser Wednesday, with Bush as a guest.
Gillespie was White House counselor under Bush, who donated $25,000 to Gillespie’s political action committee last year.
Tickets for the Wednesday luncheon range from $1,000 to $25,000.
Gillespie is facing state Sen. Frank Wagner and Corey Stewart, a one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign, in the GOP primary.
This story has been corrected to reflect that former President George W. Bush will be a special guest at the fundraiser, not a host.