Boehner team touts $80 million raised this cycle
July 15th, 2012
07:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner team touts $80 million raised this cycle

(CNN) – Republican House Speaker John Boehner has helped pull in nearly $80 million since assuming his post in 2010, his political team announced Sunday.

In total, Boehner's has raised $79,220,330 through his political committees, along with the National Republican Congressional Committee and events held by Republican members of Congress at events the House speaker headlined. Boehner's team said he had headlined more than 100 such events.

According to Sunday's release, Boehner pulled in $8.3 million for his various political committees in the second quarter of 2012, and transferred $20 million from his committees to the NRCC.

“Millions of Americans continue to struggle in the Obama economy, and they are looking to Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to keep fighting to create a better environment for jobs by preventing tax hikes, repealing ObamaCare, cutting spending and eliminating excessive federal red tape," Boehner spokesman Cory Fritz wrote in a statement. "Speaker Boehner appreciates the support he’s received from across the country, and he’ll continue working tirelessly to return the conservative House majority that’s focused on jobs and the economy.”

CNN Senior Congressional Producer Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.


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soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. Squigman

    What a gonna do with all that money, create jobs? Or just play lip service to high ideals, with low intention.

    July 15, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  2. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    And what about the platform JOBS, JOBS, JOBS? I'm sure some of that cash came from some of their rich CEO buddies that are sitting on profits and NOT hiring anybody.

    July 15, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  3. ted

    And now we should impose a 25% tax on those ill gotten gains of Boner. Why? We need this millionaires money to pay down the GOP generated deficit. Because Boner will do no good with it; no jobs will be created.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    July 15, 2012 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. ED FL

    At least it is time to find out that the house under Boehners stellar leadership was doing something for himself and other GOP'ers who didn't show up and do any work this past two years.The American public took it on the chin from this group of losers.November should bring to the forefront how much the population thinks of him and his GOP'ers that are depriving Children and elderly folks their shot at food and healthcare while they run around to convenions on the taxpayers dime.

    July 15, 2012 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. Patrick from Minnesota

    OK, who out there still thinks our campaign finance laws are not screwed up?

    July 15, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  6. rubrainless

    just somethng else for him to cry over, i suppose. $80 million raised all from the koch brothers

    July 15, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. Grow up already...

    Probably most of it will be used to buy raincoats when John starts crying again...

    July 15, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  8. Grow up already...

    Where are the jobs? Or is there more time to waste on your failed attempts to repeal the health care bill. Maybe the $80 million should go to repay the taxpayers for you Republiclowns not doing your jobs!

    July 15, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. gosto

    Using money as "free speech" to drown out the opposition should be as illegal as shouting "Fire!" in a theater.

    July 15, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  10. bcarreiro

    Boehner you do absolutly nothing for congress nor the people....you are overated and outdated and hold the award for stalemate of the year. You are entitled to my opinion.

    July 15, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. Mikeinmn

    Really, Honestly, how is it that the average American that 8.5 to 14 % are unemployed, they were able to scrape together $80M that they didn't need to provide for their daily welfare. Honestly, where is this money coming from? Please, someone help me reconcile the high unemployment rate and the ability of these folks to give away their money to a cause as opposed to fulfilling a daily need? My take is that most of this money is coming from people that this amount of money is insignificant when it comes to buying the Representative that's going to follow their wishes.

    July 15, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  12. Mario

    The question is for John Boehner and ALL republicans in congress. How many bills since 2010 has President Obama pasted and signed in to law to help our economy that have NOT WORKED? Republicans start working for the American people NOT for ROMNEY and your party.

    July 15, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  13. cmnsncu

    The people who want to make your life worse continue.

    July 15, 2012 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  14. Jim

    Every time I hear Republicans (or even Democrats) brag about the "millions" they've captured for their political
    campaigns, I laugh at the hypocrisy. These same people are very concerned about enacting "reform" so that we can "reduce the deficit." Well...add up the Koch Brothers contributions, Karl Rover's SuperPac bankroll..and others...and figure out that if even 50% of that money went into the Treasury, we'd have money to improve education, strengthen our basic institutions and more. So why not "reform" the way political campaigns are run...and financed? That would validate the currently ironic "Citizens United" decisions. It's
    so simple. Allow all candidates $x,000 dollars to spend on their campaigns. Limit campaigning to 6 weeks.
    Enforce campaigning policies and rules and audit all expenditures. And put the SuperPac money where it
    can do the most good-in helping our people, in reducing our deficit, in strengthening health insurance and
    in creating jobs–and careers–for those who are willing to put in the time and effort to produce. Just sayin'

    July 15, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  15. Of

    Of the rich. For the rich. And by the rich.

    July 15, 2012 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  16. whyus

    Yeah and loke a all the money being spent in Washington-meanwhile post middle class and low income people grovel to feed their families and make morgages and rent How bout this- match every doller of that 80 million with one equal to it to invest in PEOPLE and give them job security and a good life everyone deserves-I wiil not endorse Republicans who think they can "buy"their way to elections N-O!

    July 15, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  17. Lionel

    Where's the jobs bills Boner. How many of these did the house passed, instead they have wasted American tax dollars on trying the repeal the ACA (30 times).

    Obama / Biden 2012

    July 15, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  18. Larry L

    Boner's only goal was re-election of Republicans and that's the only thing he's done since he became Speaker. The House has generated nothing to help with jobs – focussing instead on political statements about abortion or serving as a lap-dog for big oil companies who want no environmentla regulations to protect the health of America.

    July 15, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  19. Larry in Houston

    LOL – the republicans are the ones who has outsourced the Jobs. people forget what reagan done to the air traffic controllers -then the W.T.O. – – Then came NAFTA – it all started with everytime the republicans are in office. Clinton didn't want NAFTA – but the newt – when he was speaker – and in charge of the house & when they had the majority back then – he held Clinton's feet to the fire, even though clinton didn't want NAFTA to go thru. That is what snowballed, and now all the manufacturing & factory Jobs are overseas.

    July 15, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  20. Pete

    Boehner gonna need a miracle if he thinks he'll have the majority after November,the people have had enough of your party of "NO" and your obstructionistic approach to fixing things your party screwed up in the first place..There's no job, job,job plan ever created,never was,these republican idiots you led to vote for you thinking their party would get something done,surprise,nothing as usual,right.Clinton pegged you right when he had to put up with you years ago,he told you work with me and something of yours get passed,screw with me and you'll get nothing and he wasn't lying was he!!Pres.Obama this next term will listen to Pres.Clinton and use his advise and treat you like spoiled brats and be stern, to keep you in order,ya acts like kids,ya get treated that way too!!Republicans better tell Romney and staff to get an exit plan in order if they want these dirty facts to stop,otherwise its gloves off the incumbent and you'll see what a Chicago style street fight looks like,dirty politics and all.Same goes for all republicans on Capitol Hill,start packing,it'll be moving time after November,Boehner you too!The parties over guys!!

    July 15, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  21. clarke

    Sure can raise money, how about raising some jobs from the great beyond. If fact, I wish they would work as hard at Job bills as they do at raising money. I wish they would work for us, we the people , but they are busy raising money.

    July 15, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  22. art

    750000 Jobs lost, fight president every step of the way.

    July 15, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  23. art

    your children will pay a heavy price in 40 years. when they are the minorities.

    July 15, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  24. Yomi Olalere

    Looking to Speaker and House Republicans to create atmosphere for jobs? This is ludicrous!

    July 15, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  25. MaryM

    Boehner , Mr umpa Lumpa tan can raise all the money in the world. You and your lying Mitt will not win this election.

    July 15, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
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