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September 08, 2008

Bush hosting fundraiser for Rooney

President Bush is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser this Friday for Tom Rooney, the Republican challenger to freshman Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.).

The fundraiser will be taking place at a luxury golf course community in Palm Beach Gardens, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Rooney could use an infusion of cash after facing a competitive primary that tapped his campaign coffers dry. (Mahoney has about $1 million in his campaign account.)  And a visit from the president should help rally the GOP base in the district.

But it’s a risk for Rooney to be associated with President Bush, who is viewed unfavorably in the district. You can bet that Democrats will be attempting to snag a picture with the two of them for use in a future campaign ad.

UPDATE: Because of the threat posed by Hurricane Ike, the fundraiser with President Bush was postponed to a later date.