FRANKFORT — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will appear at a fund-raiser for the Republican gubernatorial slate of David Williams and Richie Farmer and the state Republican Party on Aug. 25 in Louisville, the campaign said Wednesday.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Louisville also will headline the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. at a private home in Louisville. Ticket prices range from $250 to $1,000 a person.
"We are thrilled to have Governor Bush and Senator McConnell headline what is sure to be a great event in Louisville," said Williams-Farmer campaign chairman Donald Storm, who is a retired adjutant general of the Kentucky National Guard. "Gov. Bush's leadership on economic and education policy in Florida should be of particular interest to many people."
Kentucky GOP Chairman Steve Robertson said Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George Bush, represented "a great example of how interested national Republican leaders are in electing solid conservatives up and down the ticket this year."
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Bush's appearance in Kentucky follows one by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who helped the Williams-Farmer campaign and Kentucky GOP raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in June.
"I am honored to come to Kentucky and support great candidates who share my passion for helping people truly transform their lives through better education," Bush said in a statement. "As a state Senator, David Williams has been a tireless crusader for a better education for Kentucky's children and I am sure he will take that passion to the governor's office. ..."
The GOP slate faces the Democratic slate of incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear and Jerry Abramson and the independent slate of Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley in the Nov. 8 election.