GOP House Speaker John Boehner fundraises for himself in Minneapolis
July 29, 2014 — 3:22pm
WASHINGTON -- GOP House Speaker John Boehner is throwing himself a party in Minneapolis during the August Congressional recess.
Helping him bring in cash are Republican Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen -- both considered safe in their re-elects this fall.
No word on why Boehner isn't in Minnesota to help bring money in for Stewart Mills or Torrey Westrom. The two Republicans are hoping to unseat Democratic Reps. Rick Nolan and Collin Peterson in the 8th and 7th Congressional Districts respectively. Both races are considered close nationally.
NRCC Chairman Greg Walden told reporters Tuesday that Westrom is Peterson's "nightmare."
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
Just hours after his first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump lashed out at the debate moderator, complained about his microphone and threatened to make Bill Clinton's marital infidelity a campaign issue.
In a relentlessly antagonistic debate, Clinton denounced Trump for keeping his business dealings secret and peddling a "racist lie" about Obama. He cast her as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration.
Amid mounting rumors of retirement, Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson -- who has represented Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District since 1991 -- says he's gearing up for another re-election run.