Boehner Visits Hinsdale Friday

House Speaker headlines GOP fundraiser benefiting a group committed to fighting state Democrats' redistricting plans

By BJ Lutz
|  Friday, Aug 12, 2011  |  Updated 12:34 AM CDT
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Boehner Visits Hinsdale Friday

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House Speaker John Boehner

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House Speaker John Boehner heads to Illinois Friday for a GOP fundraiser benefiting a group committed to fighting state Democrats' redistricting plans.

The event will be at a private residence in Hinsdale and will also feature former House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Guests were asked to cough up anywhere from $500 to $10,000 to attend the event benefiting
the Committee for a Fair and Balanced Map, a group which contends that the recently-drawn state congressional map discriminates against Latino and Republican voters.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed the map into law in June after the General Assembly approved it in May.  Several Illinois Republicans have since filed a federal lawsuit against the new boundaries.

Rep. Judy Biggert, Rep. Bob Dold, Rep. Randy Hultgren, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Rep. Don Manzullo, Rep. Peter Roskam, Rep. Bobby Schilling, Rep. Aaron Schock, Rep. John Shimkus and Rep. Joe Walsh are all listed as guests on an event flier.

Boehner has already done a bit of traveling to Republican districts since the end of the debt crisis.
Earlier this week, he was in Ohio playing golf for Rep. Bob Latta. After his visit to Hinsdale Tuesday, Boehner will be in Minnesota to raise money for several House Republicans there before heading to South Dakota.

"The speaker is committed to doing everything in his power to support House Republicans who are fighting to cut spending, eliminate excessive regulations and get our economy back to creating jobs again," said Cory Fritz, a spokesman for Boehner’s political operation, according to Politico.

Boehner will be back in Illinois -- this time in Schock's central state district -- for another fundraiser on Aug. 31 to benefit the Congressman's re-election campaign. 

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