George W. Bush to speak at Young fundraisers

By Shelby Mullis

INDIANAPOLIS — Former President George W. Bush will visit to Elkhart and Indianapolis Monday to speak at fundraisers for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young.

“This is a rare opportunity that demonstrates the importance of this election,” said Jay Kenworthy, Young’s campaign spokesman. “It could decide who controls the Senate and the make-up of the Supreme Court for the next generation. All eyes are on Indiana.”

Democrats could become the majority in the Senate if they net four seats and retain the White House, or net five seats if they lose the White House.

Young’s campaign said details of the fundraisers are not being disclosed to the public for security reasons.

Individuals tickets for the Elkhart fundraiser are available for $500. The money raised will go to Young’s general election account.

This isn’t the first time Bush has campaigned for candidates. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, his brother Jeb Bush, who previously ran for president and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona have all received support from the 43rd president.

Shelby Mullis is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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