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President Bush stumps for Buchanan



President Bush attended a campaign event (accompanied by Sen. Mel Martinez) this afternoon in Sarasota for U.S. House candidate Vern Buchanan. He spoke mostly about tax relief and national security while making mention of his dad, mom, wife and brother Jeb.

Here are some of President Bush's comments:

"I'm proud to be here. I appreciate you turning out -- to give me a chance to say that Vern Buchanan is the right man to be the United States congressman from the 13th congressional district. He is smart, he is capable, he is successful, he shares your values, he loves his family, he practices his faith with sincerity.  He's a decent, honorable man who deserves to be elected to the United States Congress.

And I want to thank you for helping him. I appreciate you coming out. It makes me feel good. I know it makes the Congressman-to-be feel good. But it gives us a chance to remind you that we're in the final stretches of this campaign. And he's been working hard, and his family has been working hard.  And he's going to count on you to turn out the vote. 

So I want to thank you in advance for what you're going to do -- which is to find our fellow Republicans, to remind our fellow citizens we have an obligation to vote, and when you get them headed toward the polls, tell them if they want a country that's strong and an economy that's strong, send Vern Buchanan to Washington, D.C."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:33am]


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