Former President George W. Bush will make his 2016 presidential campaign debut to stump for his brother Jeb Bush on Monday in North Charleston, The State has learned.
The Bush brothers will appear at a 6 p.m. rally at the North Charleston Coliseum, the Bush campaign confirmed.
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, is hoping his family’s pedigree in South Carolina will translate into a top-tier finish after spending much of the campaign behind the front-runners.
George W. Bush won the 2000 GOP presidential primary in South Carolina handily over U.S. Sen. John McCain en route to the White House.
Their father, George H.W. Bush, also won the Palmetto State primary in 1988 before becoming president.
Radio and TV ads featuring George W. Bush supporting his brother have started running in South Carolina.
“President Bush has been incredibly supportive of his brother’s campaign and Gov. Bush is excited to have him out on the trail,” Bush campaign Kristy Campbell said. “With the threats facing our nation and our allies, we need a steady hand. Few people understand that better than President Bush who knows that we need a tested, strong leader as our next commander-in-chief.”
SOURCE: ANDREW SHAIN