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Former President George W. Bush is campaigning again. First stop: Fort Worth

Former President George W. Bush is campaigning for Republican candidates. In this 2013 photo, he was accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush.
Former President George W. Bush is campaigning for Republican candidates. In this 2013 photo, he was accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush. AP

Former President George W. Bush is hitting the campaign trail again.

Not for himself, obviously.

But for other Republicans.

On Wednesday, he was scheduled to be in Fort Worth for a private fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, who faces Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones in the Nov. 6 midterm election.

Hurd’s campaign staff said the Fort Worth event was closed to the media.

Bush, who moved to Dallas after leaving the White House in 2009, is expected to travel out-of-state for other Republican congressional incumbents and candidates alike.

His goal is to help the party maintain a majority in both the House and Senate.

Bush also is expected to campaign later this month for U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas.

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura visit classrooms at Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School before participating in a roundtable discussion on education leadership. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)

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