Former President George H.W. Bush is introduced during the first half of an NCAA college basketball in Durham, N.C., Jan. 18, 2014.
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George H.W. Bush inspires RNC fundraiser

The RNC is looking to knock the socks off of its supporters.

In a new push to drum up donations ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, President George H.W. Bush has agreed to participate in a sock style fundraiser. These special RNC striped socks are embroidered with the Republican elephant and signed by the sock man himself. 

“We need your help to fully fund the RNC’s 50-state, Party-building plan that is vital to expanding our Republican Majority in the U.S. House, winning back the U.S. Senate and electing more GOP governors in the 2014 mid-term elections,” the donation page reads. “For a limited time only, donate $35 to the RNC and you will receive a special-edition pair of socks designed exclusively by the RNC in honor of President George H.W. Bush.”

“I don’t know what your guilty pleasures are in life, but one of mine is socks,” President Bush said in a fundraising letter. “I’m confident Republicans can strengthen our Majority in the U.S. House, reclaim control of the U.S. Senate, and elect more governors and state legislators this November.”

This is not the first time the 41st president has donated socks to raise money. In December, President Bush donated his red-striped socks that featured his own face on them to the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce in Maine. Back in October Bush donated a pair of cactus-themed socks to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine. 

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George H.W. Bush inspires RNC fundraiser