Bush to visit Colts Neck for GOP candidates

September 21, 2008 2:27:02 PM PDT
President Bush will be in Monmouth County on Monday, attending a fundraiser for two Republican congressional candidates at a private home. The event, which is closed to the media, will benefit state Sen. Leonard Lance (R-7th), and Chris Myers, the mayor of Medford who is running for Congress in the 3rd district.

Myers is running against Democratic state Sen. John Adler for the seat being vacated by Republic Jim Saxton in the 3rd District.

Lance faces Assemblywoman Linda Stender from Middlesex County for the 7th District seat being vacated by Republican Mike Ferguson.

The $1,000 to $5,000 per ticket afternoon event will be at the home of Juan and Marta Gutierrez, Republican donors who have an equestrian business.

Republicans have been low-key about the visit in a state where the president remains deeply unpopular. In a Fairleigh Dickinson-Public Mind poll released earlier this month, only 22 percent of those surveyed in New Jersey approve of the job Bush is doing, while 71 percent disapprove.

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