George W. Bush is scheduled to hold a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young in Elkhart on Monday, Sep. 12.
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.
The Elkhart luncheon fundraiser is private. It is taking place at an undisclosed location, according to The Elkhart Truth.
Bush and Young will also appear together at a private fundraiser in Indianapolis on Monday night, The Elkhart Truth reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.