LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas Republicans say a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney helped the party as it tried to rebuild from last year's election and prepare for the presidential race.
Cheney addressed about 130 people Friday at a closed-door fundraiser for the party's federal campaign efforts in downtown Little Rock. Cheney left Little Rock about two hours after arrived for the event.
Arkansas GOP Chairman Dennis Milligan said he did not know how much money was raised from the fundraiser, but said Cheney's appearance was a boost to the party following the 2006 election. Last year, Republicans lost control of the governor and lieutenant governor's offices.