In 1996, Northup received campaign help from Bush; in 1999, she was member of his presidential exploratory committee. She represents a predominantly Democratic district, but she votes with the President 95% of the time.
In 2006, she was defeated for reelection to Congress by John Yarmuth.
Inane Comment from George W. Bush
During a January 11, 2006 "Discussion on the Global War on Terror" at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Bush said this of Northup: "I call her a friend because she is one." Interestingly that's also the same reason many people call Bush a moron.