Bush to fundraise for Virginia GOP gubernatorial canddidate
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Former President George W. Bush is set to attend two fundraisers for Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, a former White House counselor and Republican National Committee chairman. 

Bush will headline the two Virginia fundraisers for Gillespie in Alexandria and Richmond, the Washington Post reported.

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The former Republican president has given a total of $50,000 to Gillespie's campaign, and attended another fundraiser in Dallas for Gillespie as a special guest in March. 

Gillespie, a former adviser for Bush's 2000 presidential campaign, is currently at a disadvantage to Democratic opponent Ralph Northam, who holds a slight lead in the race according to the RealClearPolitics index of major polls. 

The Republican candidate is also behind Northam in campaign finances, with $2.6 million as compared to Northam's $5.6 million, according to campaign filings noted by the Post.