41st President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “George” on personal stationery from Houston, Texas, September 25, 2000, 6.25×8.5, to his longtime friend Cy Laughter, in full:
I will, indeed, let the campaign know about David’s interest in serving should George W. win in November. Please thank him for me – and Barbara, too.
Only six weeks to go until election day. Thanks again for all you you are doing to help George.
Hastily, but with warm regards
On June 12, 1999, Bush’s son George W. Bush announced that he was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for president. On November 7, 2000, he would be elected President.