First Lady will visit NW Arkansas

(January 29, 2004) — (Rogers-AP) -- Two Arkansas Republicans say first lady Laura Bush will attend a fund-raiser for President Bush next month in northwest Arkansas. The event for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign is scheduled for February 17th. The location has not been selected yet. Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs, former chairman of the Benton County Republican Party, says it might be held in Rogers. Donna Hutchinson, a longtime Republican Party member, says Mrs. Bush will attend the one-thousand-dollar-a-plate dinner. Hutchinson didn't know if the event would be invitation only or open to the public.