Thursday, November 8

Bush's fundraising trip to Houston

Houston police shut down portions of the Gulf Freeway and Memorial Drive as President Bush hurriedly rushed in and out of town for a fundraiser today.

Bush spent about an hour and a half at the River Oaks home of Richard and Nancy Kinder. Who is that, you ask? And why did Bush rush in and out of town so quickly (and quietly)?

Richard Kinder is a director of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. He had been president of Houston-based Enron until 1996.
According to Lee McGuire at KHOU 11 News, it was the first stop on Bush’s two-city Texas fundraising tour. The fundraisers, in Houston and San Antonio, are expected to raise about $1.3 million for the Texas Republican Party and the campaign of Sen. John Cornyn, who is likely to face democrat Rick Noriega in 2008.

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