Bush Helps Raise $22 Million for GOP

From Times Wire Reports

President Bush scrapped the traditional gala tuxedo for a business suit as he helped raise $22 million for Republican Senate and House candidates.

The event was the closest any political party has come to matching the record $30 million-plus that Bush helped raise for the Republican National Committee and the two congressional campaign organizations at each of two galas last spring.

A gala record of roughly 7,500 people attended the event, which was held at the Washington Convention Center.