It was only a matter of time, but President
Bush did not mention Michelle Nunn by name in a fundraising email Friday. But the former president made it clear he's putting his money behind the
"America is moving in the wrong direction," Bush said, adding that as he approached his 90th birthday he felt compelled to get involved.
The GOP primary in Georgia is headed to a July runoff between
It was not the first time Bush had sought donations to the Senate Battleground Fund, which will support the eventual GOP nominee. But as the race narrows, it carries import.
"Happily, Republicans in Georgia have put two good men into a runoff," Bush wrote. "It will be late summer before the eventual nominee is determined, however; so in the interim, Barbara and I are getting behind the Senate Battleground Fund to make sure that GOP nominee has the resources he needs to prevail in the general election."
The Nunn campaign said their candidate has great respect for the former president and the work she has done with his organization will help her as a senator.
"Michelle has enormous personal respect and affection for President Bush and is honored to have led his Points of Light Foundation for seven years," said the campaign's chairman, Gordon Giffin. "She believes the experience of running the organization is a model Washington can learn from that shows what can be accomplished when partisan differences are put aside and people focus on common ground."
The fund is a joint fundraising committee between the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. It has raised more than $700,000 as of April, and spent almost as much in a transfer to the NRSC, according to the watchdog Sunlight Foundation, as well as federal election documents.