ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Just hours after signing the financial bailout
package, President Bush was back on the fund-raising circuit.
The president stopped first in St. Louis to raise money for Rep.
Kenny Hulshof, who is running for Missouri governor. The reception
with 600 GOP donors was expected to raise 1.5 million dollars.
It took place at the St. Louis home of Steve Brauer, the former
U.S. ambassador to Belgium.
Hulshof rode to Missouri with Bush on Air Force One. It may have
been a little uncomfortable, as Hulshof twice voted against the
financial rescue plan that Bush had fiercely lobbied for all week.
White House spokesman Scott Stanzel declined to comment on how
Bush felt about that. He said the president supports Hulshof's
election for governor.
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