Bush Praises Musgrave, Defends War In Iraq, Immigration Plan

Denver (AP) As hundreds of people protested outside Tuesday, President Bush helped pump $450,000 into the re–election campaign of Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave during a fundraiser in Denver. Bush used his 18–minute speaking opportunity to build support for the Iraq War and his immigration plan.

He says he strongly opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, but supports allowing working illegal immigrants to extend their stay for three years. Musgrave says she's proud to be one of the few members of Congress to get his personal support for next year's elections.

Bush left Colorado about 2:40 p.m., a little more than
two–and–a–half hours after arriving.

Musgrave was recently named one of the ten most vulnerable
Republican incumbents by a political action committee of former House Majority Leader Tom Delay. Musgrave expects to raise at least $300,000 Tuesay, bringing her total to $1.4 million.

Her only Democratic challenger so far is State Representative Angie Paccione of Fort Collins, who expects to raise $100,000 by the end of this year.

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