First Lady To Visit Arkansas Next Month

January 29, 2004 - Posted at 7:29 a.m. CDT

ROGERS, AR - Two Arkansas Republicans say first lady Laura Bush will attend a fundraiser for President Bush next month in northwest Arkansas.

The event for the Bush-Cheny re-election campaign is scheduled for February 17.  The location has not been selected yet.  Jonathon Barnett of Siloam Springs, former chairman of the Benton County Republican Party, says it might be held in Rogers.

Donna Hutchinson, a longtime Republican Party member, says Mrs. Bush will attend the $1,000 per plate dinner.  Hutchinson didn't know if the event would be invitation only or open to the public.

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