George W. Bush to join Jeb Bush in North Charleston on Monday

Former President George W. Bush

COLUMBIA — The long-awaited return of George W. Bush to the campaign trail ends on Monday when he joins his brother Jeb in North Charleston.

The former president will join Jeb Bush at the North Charleston Coliseum at 6 p.m. Monday, a Bush campaign staffer said.

“President Bush has been incredibly supportive of his brother’s campaign and Governor Bush is excited to have him out on the trail,” Kristy Campbell, spokeswoman for the campaign, said in a statement. “With the threats facing our nation and our allies, we need a steady hand. Few people understand that better than President Bush who knows that we need a tested, strong leader as our next Commander-in-Chief.”

George W. Bush is expected to give his brother a boost among Palmetto State voters whose primary concerns involve military issues. The Bushes are also still very popular among older voters; both former presidents fared well here during their presidential campaigns.

It’ll be a historic few days on the campaign trail for South Carolina, with two former presidents stumping for their candidates through the Palmetto State. Former President Bill Clinton will be in Florence on Saturday.

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