Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP leaders comment on the Senate Democratic leadership and the problems in passing a long-term spending bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. He is joined, from …
Updated: Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012, 10:26 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012, 10:26 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is expected in Hartford for a fundraising event to boost Republican state Sen. Andrew Roraback's bid for a seat in Congress
Boehner is appearing at the Hartford Club for a luncheon Tuesday with a maximum contribution of $2,500 per person.
Roraback is up against Democrat Elizabeth Esty, a former state legislator, in the race for the open seat representing the 5th Congressional District in northwestern Connecticut. The seat is currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who decided to leave the position as he runs for U.S. Senate.
Roraback and Esty each reported raising slightly more than $550,000 from July 25 to Sept. 30.