Laura Bush, Bill Clinton Campaign in Cincinnati
U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) is bringing First Lady Laura Bush to town Wednesday for a fundraiser but his Democratic challenger is doing him one better by hosting a former commander-in-chief.
Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley, a Democrat making his second run to unseat Chabot, is hosting a fundraiser Oct. 24 featuring former President Bill Clinton. The 1 p.m. event, which will be held at the Millennium Hotel downtown, includes an opportunity for big contributors to have their photographs taken with Clinton.
To attend the VIP reception and photo session, two people must contribute $2,100. Other contribution levels for the luncheon are $1,000 per person to sit in the front tier of tables, $500 per person to sit in the second tier and $250 per person to sit in the final tier.
For Mrs. Bush, it’s her second attempt to travel to Cincinnati to lend Chabot some support. She originally was supposed to speak at a fundraising breakfast Aug. 4, but the event was postponed because it had been scheduled at the same time as the funeral for Timothy Roos, a Marine from Delhi Township who was killed during an insurgent attack in Ramadi, Iraq.
— Kevin Osborne