For any lobbyists still trying to figure out where to go for this month's recess, Speaker John Boehner has a pitch for you: his home state of Ohio and, um, Nebraska.
"As you begin finalizing your August travel schedule, we wanted to bring to your attention two great opportunities to visit with Speaker Boehner," said an email invite from a "Team Boehner" member to D.C. lobbyists.
There is a catch. The opportunities are fundraisers. Both events are part of the Boehner for Speaker program to strengthen the House majority, the email added.
Of course, Boehner is far from the only Member of Congress courting K Street cash during the recess. It's just that most lobbyists are looking for summer vacation locales, such as Nantucket.
According to the solicitation, today and Tuesday, K Streeters can huddle with the Speaker during a Dublin, Ohio, Muirfield Village retreat, which includes a golf and awards reception. On Aug. 20, the Speaker is hosting a Nebraska Dismal River Retreat with Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.).
"With 460 days remaining until the 2012 elections, there is much work left to be done and we need your help," last week's notice added.