Bush Begins Raising Money for McCain, Behind Closed Doors
WHITE HOUSE (AP) - The White House says President Bush will start raising money for John McCain next week, but only those invited are likely to see him do it. Fundraisers are planned at private residences in Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah, and are closed. That means no news cameras. Bush and McCain are both expected at all three events. The money raised will go to the national Republican Party as well as McCain's campaign. The president's low approval ratings have raised questions about whether he will help or hurt McCain. The Democratic candidates have been arguing that a McCain administration would amount to a third Bush term. In the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll last month, 28 percent of respondents approved of the job Bush is doing. That's his lowest rating in the survey to date.