Politics

Boehner as speaker of the House? Big donors think so

Vince Coglianese Contributor

WASHINGTON — Powerful interests are banking on Republican John Boehner to be the next Speaker of the House, fundraising reports show.

The Ohio lawmaker has collected nearly $7.1 million for his campaign and leadership committees — more than double the $2.9 million that current Speaker Nancy Pelosi has received in similar fundraising, according to data compiled by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. Another $2 million has flowed into “Boehner for Speaker,” a fundraising committee that shares contributions with the group working to elect more Republicans.

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