PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/01/1978 - HFSID 266386
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GEORGE W. BUSH
Signed letter to supporters thanking them for attending a campaign event at the Capitol Hill Club
Typed Letter Signed: "George", 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1978 September 1.To Hon. and Mrs. Jack McDonald, Great Falls, Virginia. On "Bush/78", "George Bush for Congress" stationery. In full: "Thank you very much for attending the reception given for Laura and me at the Capitol Hill Club. We were delighted with the great turnout and the enthusiasm of everyone present. It was a tremendous boost to our campaign. We're working hard and feel we have a good chance to win in November. Having the opportunity to serve in Congress would be a great challenge to me, and I would welcome it. Again, we enjoyed seeing you at the reception. Very best wishes." In the November 7, 1978 general election, he was defeated by Democratic State Senator Kent Hance, a former professor at Texas Tech University. George W. Bush, born in 1946, worked on his father's successful 1988 presidential campaign before assembling the group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989. He served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor of Texas on November 8, 1994. Bush, who became the first Governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms when he was re-elected in 1998, resigned on December 21, 2000, having been elected 43rd President of the U.S. Reelected on November 2, 2004,Bush is the only U.S. President to be reelected after succeeding a two-term President of the opposing political party. Most recently, he paired up with fellow former Commander-in-Chief Bill Clinton to conduct an in-depth interview with Time magazine and regarding their plans for the coming year and their take on the 2016 election. This issue of Time with Clinton and himself on the cover will be the 31st cover he has been on since June 21, 1999. Republican CongressmanJack H. McDonald represented Michigan in the House of Representatives from 1967-1973, failing to be renominated in 1972. After the Organizational Meeting of the Draft Bush 2000 Committee held in Washington on February 9, 1999, 72 current and former members of Congress, including McDonald, signed a letter to then Texas Governor Bush urging him to run for President. Lightly creased. Folds.
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