The Bee campaign didn’t release any photos of their man standing proudly with President George W. Bush from last week’s fundraiser, but a 12-year-old girl did manage to get a pic of the two Republicans together.
Thelma Grimes of the Vail Sun brings us the story of Andi Elena O’Bert, who scored a shot of herself next to Bush thanks to a handy cell phone. Walking behind them is Bee, a state senator who is challenging Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Congressional District 8.
UPDATE: Sonoran Alliance has obtained the official photo of Bush and O’Bert.
President George W. Bush’s visit to Tucson last week wasn’t just about raising money for a fellow Republican and Vail School Governing Board member Anne Gibson and her special guest, 12-year-old Andi Elena O’Bert, who took advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Air Force One touched down late Thursday night. Bush visited Tucson for a morning fundraiser in northwest Tucson Friday morning for Republican Tim Bee.
Bee, who has served in the Arizona Senate for eight years, is running against U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-District 8.
While the Friday event was closed to the press, Gibson said her husband, Howard, made the appropriate donations for she and O’Bert to meet and shake the president’s hand.
“Because of her age, we had to get special permission for Andi to attend,” Gibson said. “Andi and I are special friends. Howard and I have known the family for almost 30 years, since we moved to Rincon Valley. It cracks me up that Andi had to have a security clearance at 12 years of age.”