George W. Bush to hold Elkhart fundraiser for Todd Young

Former President George W. Bush speaks during the Presidential Leadership Scholars graduation on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George W. Bush will hold a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young in Elkhart next month.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the invitation for the Sept. 12 event featuring the former Republican president.

Young is a sitting GOP congressman who represents southern Indiana. He soared through the primary, but now faces a difficult election after his initial Democratic opponent dropped out of the race to make way for Evan Bayh. The former Indiana governor and one-time U.S. Senator is now viewed by many as the front-runner in the race.

Bush has kept a low profile since leaving office in 2009. The reception will raise money for Young’s general election account, the Indiana Republican State Committee and a political action committee that supports Young.

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