House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) raised $1.9 million in the third quarter for the Boehner for Speaker joint fundraising committee, more than tripling the amount collected in the second quarter.The committee, a joint effort between Boehner and the National Republican Congressional Committee, had raised a total of nearly $2.5 million as of Sept. 30, according to the latest data from the Federal Election Commission. It reported raising about $570,000 in the second quarter. Most of the money has already been spent. The committee has distributed more than $2 million overall and had $475,000 left in the bank as of Sept. 30.The committee did not directly give to any candidates in the third quarter. Instead, it transferred roughly $1.5 million to the NRCC and two other political committees controlled by Boehner. The committee transferred $857,000 to the NRCC in the three-month period and moved $612,000 to the Friends of John Boehner committee, the Minority Leaders re-election account. The committee transferred roughly $39,000 to the Freedom Project, which is Boehners leadership PAC.Boehner has spent much of the past year positioning himself as the likely successor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if Republicans are able to capture the majority in the House in the midterm elections. He has given a series of policy-based speeches over the past few months regarding the Republican governing agenda and detailing how he would run things differently if elected Speaker.The Ohio Republican hosted a fundraiser last month for the Boehner for Speaker joint fundraising committee. The event, at the Capitol Hill restaurant Cava, had a suggested individual contribution of $2,500, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by Roll Call. Anna Palmer contributed to this report.
Correction: Oct. 18, 2010
The article originally stated that Boehner for Speaker is a political action committee, when in fact it is a joint fundraising committee.
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