Ann Romney to attend Laura Bush fundraiser
September 14th, 2012
01:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney to attend Laura Bush fundraiser

(CNN) - Former first lady Laura Bush will host a fund-raiser for the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney at her home next week which will be attended by the candidate's wife, Ann Romney, according to two people familiar with the event.

The women's luncheon will be held on Tuesday, a source familiar with the fund-raiser said.

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Ann Romney's spokeswoman, Sarah Haley, confirmed, separate from the first source, that the candidate's wife will attend the event.

While the former first lady will be in attendance, former President George W. Bush will not attend the event.

While the couple has previously endorsed Mitt Romney, the former president has stayed away from partisan events since leaving office.

The Bushes did not attend this year's Republican Convention in Tampa.

Since the convention Mrs. Romney has increasingly done solo events on behalf of her husband's campaign. She is seen as a popular and effective surrogate. Her speech to the Tampa convention was widely praised by activists in both parties as helping to show a more personal side of her husband by giving voters a different perspective on him.

– CNN Political Producer Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Laura Bush • Mitt Romney • Texas
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Birds of a feather.

    September 14, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  2. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Dubya!!! You can come out of hiding now.

    September 14, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Sounds like a lot of fun and joy !

    September 14, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. NameFrank

    And? So! Who cares!!

    September 14, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Laura wasting her time.

    Obama/Biden 2012 for a steady CALM hand leading us forward.

    Romney is surrounded by bush advisors. Just say no to bush advisors and rommey.

    September 14, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Will W be there or is he still drunk?

    September 14, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Ann and Laura should get along fairly well.

    Does anyone recall the initial remarks from Laura Bush when she first moved into the White House? She had complained about the food stores. She made remarks suggesting that the Clinton's ate like hillbillies. She complained about the rib-eye steaks and lamented over how there was no filet mignon.

    September 14, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. GOP IS DEAD

    Did Laura Bush have a husband in politics? I haven't seen him lately... Wasn't he the one who started the two wars, operated a cut & spend economy and caused the recession? Wonder why he wasn't at the RNC? It's almost like they've been trying to hide him... like Romney's tax returns.

    September 14, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    This is one thing about the teapublikkklans. They stick together through thick and thin regardless of how many immoral steps they have to take.
    The bush wive having a luncheon for the non working wife whose husband has pretty much tried to stay as far away from anything #43 including pebbly the first former president ever never to have been invited either to speak or shosmup at the rnc klan convention.
    The rethugs really have no self respect, do they? BTW, the twit's wife is NOT popular with US, the "you people" real Americans. Her kind are the ones with the mansions who can pay country club fees, tennis pros (who might get to go to Wimbledon) and those very rich horse people.

    September 14, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. Chumlee

    Who cares CNN

    September 14, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. Howard

    I ... and, eveyone I know, will be sending their contributions to the Romney/Ryan election campaign.
    Save America ... Elect Romney & Ryan in November !!!

    September 14, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  12. kayla

    you mean they haven't got enough from his pimps the koch, adelson and the overseas fund raising? money will not buy this election.

    September 14, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  13. PaulCat

    Laura, tell Ann "we people" need to see their tax returns.

    September 14, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    When is George Dubya throwing a fundrasier for Robmey?
    And why won't the media and the Robmey campaign link Dubya's and Robmey's name together?
    It's getting real close to the election guys, don't you all want to benefit from all those "Do You Miss Me Yet?" bumper stickers?

    Yeah. That's right. Guess not.

    September 14, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. Just show me

    hey PaulCat -- we people need to see a birth certificate and or college transcripts........... why wont he show either???? hummmmm

    September 14, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  16. TY

    Howard

    I ... and, eveyone I know, will be sending their contributions to the Romney/Ryan election campaign.
    Save America ... Elect Romney & Ryan in November !!!

    What a waste. You are voting against your own interest. Lower thinkers don't understand this, that is way Romney want your vote because you don't understand. Just color blind. You better put on your thinkers cap (if you have one). Because Romney don't care about you.

    September 14, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  17. "Real Gossip...

    @2.02pm...Ann and Laura should get along fairly well...and they say that women are the gossipers..."Really"...!

    September 14, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  18. "Real Gossip...

    PaulCat..are you People....?

    September 14, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  19. Reggiedw

    Howard: I agree with you 100%. We have to save America from this person that calls himself our president and is wrecking our country. Romney/Ryan in 2012!!!!!

    September 14, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. truth hurts

    GREAT!! More money to counter the leftist lie machine, aka MSM.

    September 14, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. Woman In California

    Ann Romney does NOT help her husband. Period. The only "help" she gives Willard are with those who are going to vote for him regardless. To many of us, she's seen as condesending, greedy, demanding and arrogant so please, quit lying because I, and many others are not impressed with a woman whose never had to work a day in her life, agrees to send my children to die in war, (while she cuddles up to HER family), and feels it is THEIR TURN. So please STOP with the lies.
    Thank you.

    September 14, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  22. beevee

    I just lost all my good impressions of Laura Bush. Her husband is doing much better than her by being not seen supporting Romney so openly.

    September 14, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  23. B.

    That ought to do them a lot of good...

    The Bush name will always add credibility to your cause -

    The Bush name has become synonymous with Train Wrecks.

    September 14, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  24. Canuck

    While the Democrats proudly and effectively invite a former President to speak at their convention all the Republicans can do is to hope people have short memories.

    September 14, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  25. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @Just show me
    hey PaulCat - we people need to see a birth certificate and or college transcripts........... why wont he show either???? hummmmm

    September 14, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
    *******************************************************************************************************************************************
    1. His birth certificate has been released.
    2. He doesn't have to release his transcripts

    What is it with you extremists? Do facts bother you that much? Grow up.

    September 14, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
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