Mitt Romney has a complex relationship with former President George W. Bush and his controversial vice president, both seen as divisive figures by many swing voters.
But in a welcome embrace by the last GOP administration, former Vice President Dick Cheney will host a fundraiser and a dinner for Romney in his Jackson Hole, Wyoming home on Thursday, according to news reports.
Cheney and Bush are frequent targets of Democratic rhetoric, and generally unpopular with the political center. But polls show that the Bush administration is broadly popular among the conservative party base, a constituency Romney is eager to win over.
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