Boehner Raises $70 Million for Fellow Republicans

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:24 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
House Speaker John Boehner has proven himself to be a heavyweight fundraiser on behalf of his party – to the tune of $70 million – since taking over the speaker’s gavel in January 2011.

He has raised that much money for Republicans during this period, according to a memo Boehner’s political office gave The Hill. That $70 million has accrued to several different vehicles – Boehner’s campaign and political action committees, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the campaigns of individual candidates and members.

Boehner’s total dwarfs that of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, perhaps the Democratic Party’s second most potent fundraiser after President Barack Obama. As of May 1, Pelosi had raised $43.4 million for Democrats since the beginning of 2011, a spokeswoman for the minority leader told The Hill.

At a similar point in 2010, then-Speaker Pelosi had raised $28.5 million for the Democrats, according to The Washington Post at that time.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Hillary Clinton Starts to Embrace Midwest Roots

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 07:54 AM

Hillary Clinton is honing her image as a 'No Baloney' Midwesterner for the approaching 2016 presidential race, The Wall  . . .

McConnell, Grimes Spar at Kentucky Farm Forum

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 21:03 PM

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.Republican Sen. Mitch McCon . . .

Republicans See Senate Chances Bolstered by Primary Results

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 15:21 PM

Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to help them win control of the U.S.  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved