U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to attend an Aug. 14 fundraiser in Minneapolis, as Republicans work to pick up additional House seats in Minnesota in the Nov. 4 election.
MPR News says the minimum donation to attend the lunch at the Minneapolis Club is $1,000, and proceeds will be split “between Boehner’s campaign, the National Republican Congressional Committee and a variety of other political fundraising committees.”
Minnesota GOP Rep. John Kline and Erik Paulsen are sponsors. The third state Republican House member, Michele Bachmann, isn’t seeking re-election and isn’t on the sponsor list.
National Republicans are pushing hard to pick up more of Minnesota’s eight House seats from the Democrats, with a focus on Torrey Westrom in the 7th District challenging Collin Peterson, and Stewart Mills taking on Rick Nolan in the 8th District.