The GOP Competes in Michigan?

Laura Bush Hits the Campaign Trail

George Bush isn't campaigning, but Laura Bush is - most recently, in Michigan.

Former First Lady Laura Bush encouraged local Republicans on Sunday to "keep going and keep working" in the final week before Election Day to put Mitt Romney in the office her husband once held.

"It's really, really important that we have the ground game that wins," Bush said before a crowded room of supporters at One Under Banquet Center. According to the Romney campaign, 450 people attended.


Vice President Joe Biden has visited Michigan three times since July, and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited the state earlier this month, as did Ann Romney, the candidate's wife who is also a Michigan native.

The former First Lady gave a cheer for the Tigers, saying she wanted to see a win by "our American League brothers."