Even more surprising? He had some of the best fundraisers in the GOP help him this quarter. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin all made fundraising stops for Bentivolio in the past few months, according to his campaign.
Also in the third quarter, Bentivolio got a primary challenge from a deep-pocketed attorney. Republican David Trott dwarfed Bentivolio by raising $649,000 ó including $208,000 of his own money. And thereís more cash to come.
Massachusettsí 6th District
Rep. John F. Tierney held the dubious distinction of being one of the most vulnerable House Democrats until recently. Thatís thanks in part to an investigation into whether Tierney failed to disclose to the IRS $200,000 his wife received.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.