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. golubchik

    that blond bimbo actually attending something, that's a lot of work

    September 14, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Just a thought

    Congrats Robme and Ms Dubyah! Keep pushin the lies fomenting against the President and this country against those who are in harms way. Do this as the President and Sec. of State eulogize those brave americans who died in Libya. What a great campaign you people are running.

    This is all sarcasm intended for the knuckle dragging hoard called the GOP Tea-a-Tards

    September 14, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. kayla

    the repugs right now look like RATS jumping from a bucket of hot water.( DESPERATION)

    September 14, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    They both have the same snotty look at all times, like they are better than other people. It's sad that in 2012, people are still judged by their skin color.

    OBAMA 2012!

    September 14, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain: Mittens 'n' Munster are Liars

    Why isn't GW Bush out there fundraising? I can only think of two reasons: The GOP doesn't want to remind people that GW Bush's policies were all failures and that Mittens is proposing the EXACT SAME POLICIES.

    Or, GW fell off the wagon ...

    September 14, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. OBAMA/BIDEN2012

    @JustShowMe – You are a complete imbesile. Words cannot describe how stupid, blind and ignorant you are. You, sir, are what is wrong with this country.

    September 14, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    GOP/Teatrolls: "It doesn't matter what we say as long as it gets us what we want."

    September 14, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  8. ll

    Fire up the car elevator and break out the BATmobile, Ann Romney has got work to do for the rich.

    September 14, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. golubchik

    That blond b imbo actually attending something

    September 14, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Just show me – wrote:

    hey PaulCat - we people need to see a birth certificate and or college transcripts........... why wont he show either???? hummmmm
    -----------------
    Has Mitt Romney shown his? Or even plan on showing his promised 2011 taxes? It IS his turn, you know.

    September 14, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. The Unsub

    I actually like Laura, too bad she was married to such a lunkhead!

    September 14, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. The Unsub

    @ Southern Hottie
    Why the college transcripts? I don't understand?

    September 14, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Mark in Seattle

    Well isn't that special.

    September 14, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  14. Bootstomper

    June cleaver having lunch with Harriet Nelson. Were not in the 50s anymore America. Obama Biden 2012!

    September 14, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Coop

    Get you logic straight Romney.

    I don't care if you think Obama is lower than a dog,
    what does that have to do with who you are ?

    Only idiots think that putting someone else down
    elevates them.

    Thank God your not the president.

    September 14, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. Margo Denison

    If this doesn't mark a scary resemblance oh wait...all of Romnys advisors are the same as W. Bush....and there are still idiots voting republican! I used to be a repub but thank GOD I studied politics and have been delivered from evil!

    September 14, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Pippa

    Watever.

    September 14, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I like Laura Bush but if I were her I would have told Georgie Boy "don't hide your campaign donations under my skirt"

    September 14, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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