Bush visits New Jersey for GOP fundraiser

President George W. Bush was in Edison Wednesday to attend a Republican fundraiser. Bush?s visit was a chance for New Jersey Republicans to be in the president?s company and to raise money for GOP legislative

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2007, 3:18 AM

Updated 6,171 days ago

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Bush visits New Jersey for GOP fundraiser
President George W. Bush was in Edison Wednesday to attend a Republican fundraiser.
Bush?s visit was a chance for New Jersey Republicans to be in the president?s company and to raise money for GOP legislative candidates. The fundraiser benefits the state Republican committee, which helps pay for state Assembly and state Senate races. The money will go toward get out the vote efforts and other political expenses.
Those who attended the fundraiser paid more than $300 a ticket. Some Republican lawmakers couldn?t attend the event, citing scheduling conflicts, work and high ticket prices as reasons.
President Bush has supporters in the Garden State, but his approval rating in New Jersey is among the nation?s lowest. Political analyst Ingrid Reed, of the Eagleton Institute, believes Bush is still a powerful fundraiser among the GOP faithful, despite the low rating.
When asked about the visit, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, said, ?I hope he has a fine stay in our state and I don?t wish him well on his fundraising efforts.?
Meanwhile, there were significant traffic delays in and around Newark and Edison during the president?s stay in the Garden State. Click Traffic Tracker on the left of the page for the latest traffic updates.
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