PA gubernatorial: President Bush stumps for Lynn Swann

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President Bush was at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center today to raise funds for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann in his quest to knock off incumbent Governor Ed Rendell.

He spoke to about 350 people.

Donors paid $10,000 per person or couple for a private reception and photo opportunity with the president, and $650 a person or $1,000 for a couple for a general reception.

Lenny Alcivar says the President raised $700,000 for Lynn Swann's campaign.

"It's a significant step in our campaign," Alcivar said.

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The President is said to have spent half of his speech discussing Iraq, the main event right now, but he did not mince words about Swann:

"He's not running for his ego; he's running because he wants to serve the people of this state, and he's got a platform that makes a lot of sense," Bush said.

Solid praise.

And a solid fundraiser. It gives the campaign some maneuverability against Ed's huge ($20-million in June) pile of campaign cash.

(Cross-posted at the SwannBlog.)

[Text of the Remarks by the President at Lynn Swann for Governor Reception.]

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That is a LOT of money. Good for Swann!

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