Ex-President George W. Bush raises money for Sen. Wicker
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Former President George W. Bush
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   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former President George W. Bush is raising money for a Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi.

   The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/2ssuVro) that Bush is scheduled to attend a private event Friday in Jackson for Sen. Roger Wicker, who is up for re-election in 2018.

   The fundraiser is being held at a home in an upscale neighborhood.

   Event sponsors pay $2,700 per couple, patrons pay $5,400 per couple and hosts pay $20,800 per couple. Donations are going to the Wicker campaign and to two political action committees - the Wicker Majority Fund and the Responsibility and Freedom Work PAC.

   In 2016, Wicker led the national campaign committee that helped the Republicans maintain their Senate majority.