President Bush is expected to make two trips to Ohio next week to help Republican lawmakers in difficult re-election battles.
The White House confirmed Bush will travel to Cincinnati on Monday for a private fundraiser for Sen. Mike DeWine. People are also invited to join Bush at a Sept. 28 fundraiser in New Albany, Ohio, for Rep. Deborah Pryce, according an invitation obtained by The Associated Press.
Recent polls show DeWine in a close race with Democratic Rep. Sherrod Brown, and Pryce, the fourth-ranking Republican in the U.S. House, has acknowledged her race against Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy is her toughest in 14 years in the House.
An invitation says Monday's DeWine reception at a private home costs $5,000 per person, and guests can get a photograph taken with the president in exchange for a pledge to raise $10,000 for DeWine's campaign....
All this hoopla and publicity are part of the Republican strategy to keep voters eyes off the huge scandals and job losses that the Republicans have given Ohio voters. By the way, where are the $13 million still missing from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation?