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Jeb Bush To Appear At Kentucky Fundraiser For Rand Paul

BRUCE SCHREINER   07/16/10 02:31 PM ET   AP

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Jeb Bush To Appear At Kentucky Fundraiser For Rand Paul

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tea party favorite Rand Paul is getting help from a well-known Republican later this month, when Jeb Bush will attend a fundraiser for the Kentucky Senate candidate.

Paul's campaign said Friday that the former Florida governor will attend the fundraiser July 26 at a private home in the Louisville area. Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said tickets will start at $1,000 per person.

Bush served two terms as Florida's governor, and he is the son and brother of former Republican presidents.

Paul portrayed himself as a political outsider in winning the Republican Senate nomination in May, beating establishment favorite Trey Grayson. Since then, Paul has mingled with Republican insiders at a recent Washington fundraiser, while still criticizing the government-backed bailouts some of them supported.

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