Former President George W. Bush is among the contributors to the state Senate campaign of Jodey Arrington, his campaign announced Tuesday.
Arrington, a former Texas Tech vice chancellor, is one of six candidates on the ballot in a Sept. 9 special election to fill the seat vacated by Robert Duncan, who became the new chancellor of Texas Tech. Other candidates in the Senate District 28 race include state Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, and former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham, an independent.
Arrington was an aide during Bush’s time as Texas governor and followed him to the White House, where he served as a special assistant to the president.
Bush gave $1,000 to the campaign, the only contribution he has made to a Texas statewide candidate this year.