Bush 41 Backs GOP Over Democratic Head of His Nonprofit

Image: FILE: George H.W. Bush Still Hospitalized With Rising Fever HBO Documentary Special Screening Of "41"
FILE - DECEMBER 26: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been in and out of the hospital in Houston since early November his spokesman said on December 26, 2012, and spent Christmas in the hospital with a rising fever. KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Film Subject President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 88th birthday following the HBO Documentary special screening of "41" on June 12, 2012 in Kennebunkport, Maine. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

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Former President George H.W. Bush on Monday endorsed Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue over the head of his nonprofit service organization, Democrat Michelle Nunn.

“I have lost any confidence in the current Senate leadership, and believe David Perdue will be an independent voice for Georgia while working for positive solutions to our toughest challenges,” Bush said in a statement.

Bush had previously said he would support the GOP nominee in the tightly contested race, despite Nunn’s work as the CEO of Bush’s nonprofit Points of Light. Nunn has been on leave since announcing her candidacy.

Democrats see Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, as one of the party’s few opportunities to win take a Senate seat from Republicans in November.

-- Andrew Rafferty