Don’t look for former President George W. Bush to end his self-imposed exile from politics in 2014 — though he expects to make the occasional donation.
“He’s still interested in following politics, but still quite happy to be out of it at this point,” Bush spokesman Freddy Ford told Yahoo News.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Thursday tweeted an archival photo of himself standing next to Bush, and a picture of a form showing that the former president gave $5,000 to “Team Graham, Inc.”
“Dubya” has given $12,800 thus far in the 2014 cycle, according to a database maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics. His other beneficiaries have been his own congressman, Republican Roger Williams, and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who’s looking to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas.
“I don’t think he’s technically made any ‘endorsements,’ and he doesn’t currently have any plans at all for any campaign involvement outside of a contribution here and there, one of which he was indeed pleased to make toward Sen. Graham’s re-election,” Ford said.