Former President George H.W. Bush has sent a personalized letter to high-level donors strongly praising the Republican National Committee under its new chairman, Reince Priebus.
In the fundraising letter, Bush 41 notes that Priebus — who assumed his post in January, replacing Michael Steele — is working hard to unite the Republican Party and secure GOP victories in the 2012 elections.
“New RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is doing the hard work to rebuild our Party and prepare for the tremendous challenges ahead,” Bush writes.
“Reince made it clear to me that he has one goal as Chairman: to unite our Party and to secure Republican victories from the White House to state houses all across America, and I back his efforts.”
Bush reminds donors that the RNC is the only party committee allowed by federal election law to directly support the next Republican presidential nominee.
Bush also fires a clear shot across Obama’s bow, stating that the upcoming campaign “is certain to be one of the most important presidential election cycles in our nation’s history.”
The former president, who also served as RNC chairman, is making his own campaign gift of $10,000.
Bush accompanies his letter with one from Priebus, who declares: “Leftist special interests are doing their part to keep the most liberal president in our nation’s history in office.
“The RNC must post a solid fundraising number so the Obama Democrats and their mouthpieces in the liberal media know we’re ready for the battle ahead.”