Monday, May 20, 2013
Former Pres. George H.W. Bush has endorsed Charlie Summers for Maine's open U.S. Senate seat.
Bush, who spends summers in Kennebunkport, said in a written statement that his fellow Republican would serve Maine well.
“Charlie Summers has exactly the kind of experience and background to be an outstanding member of the U.S. Senate. I have gotten to know him well and I have great admiration for, and faith in, his judgment and character," Bush said.
Summers called Bush a role model and said in a written statement he was honored by the endorsement.
“President Bush is the definition of a true statesman who has selflessly answered repeated calls to serve his country for more than seven decades,” Summers said. “He has long been an inspiration and role model to me, and I will try everyday to emulate his ideals, demeanor and dedication if elected. His endorsement is humbling and my family and I are appreciative of his support.”
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