AccessNorthGA is reporting that “President Bush is planning a trip to southeast Georgia next month to raise money for Max Burns, the former Republican congressman from the area who is trying to return to Congress after losing his seat in 2004.”
According to the report, Rep. Jack Kingston “said Bush will speak at a Sept. 7 fundraising luncheon for Burns at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, 13 miles west of Savannah.”
The Burns campaign didn’t confirm that the President was coming at that time, saying “Max Burns does not announce the president’s schedule. We’ve invited the president to come down and campaign with us. We’d be thrilled to have him down here.”
The White House also refused to confirm the date, saying that they don’t announce the President’s schedule “so far in advance.”
With the President’s approval rating still low, and the race so tight, it’s interesting that Burns would bring him here; however, I think that it’s a good move, if for no other reason than the following:
With Barrow now holding the advantage of incumbency, Burns will need every dollar Bush can help him muster. Burns reported having $733,393 in the bank as of June 30, while Barrow had $1,338,950.
What do you think?