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George W. Bush in Raleigh for Sen. Richard Burr fundraiser

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.
Former President George W. Bush speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. AP

Former President George W. Bush was in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon to raise money for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s re-election campaign.

The lunch event was held at the Carolina Country Club. Tickets required a minimum donation of $500, and for $2,500, donors could get their photo taken with Bush.

Bush did not hold any public events while visiting Raleigh. He was headed to Charlotte after the lunch for another Burr fundraiser.

While Burr supports the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, Bush has declined to endorse him.

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