UPDATED 1:39 PM PT – Wednesday October 5th, 2022
Former President George W. Bush is set to come out of obscurity to support Colorado Republican Senate candidate Joe O’Dea.
In the coming weeks, Bush will participate in a fundraiser to support O’Dea. The Republican candidate is not endorsed by Donald Trump. O’Dea is looking to unseat incumbent Democrat Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo).
The 43rd President has a history of supporting ‘Never Trump’ Republicans, including Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.), Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.).
O’Dea has separated himself from ‘America First’ Republicans by being lenient with abortion policy and by actively opposing a potential 2024 Trump presidential run.
On his campaign website, the Republican candidate listed that his goals in office would be to reduce inflation, cut debt, support the police and military and to defend working Americans.