March 24th, 2009
07:53 PM ET
14 years ago

House Republicans miss Obama's news conference

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Boehner spoke at a Republican fundraiser Tuesday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - As President Obama prepared to hold his second prime time news conference, more than 1,200 Republicans gathered 12 blocks away to break bread at a multi- million dollar fundraiser and discuss the road back to power in the nation’s capital.

Attendees dined on red pepper glazed tenderloin and crab, while listening to House Minority Leader John Boehner, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speak about the GOP’s future.

The NRCC, the campaign arm for House Republicans, raised $6 million at the event.

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