By Isabel Matos
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“I ABSOLUTELY trust Barack Obama.” — John Boehner“There is no need for a special committee on Benghazi.” — John Boehner“Wait, what? I have a primary on Tuesday and J.D. Winteregg is gaining ground? Let me make a call.” — John Boehner…“Hey, Barack…is it OK if I pretend to be conservative until Tuesday or will doing so negatively impact my golf privileges? It’s cool? Great! Love ya, man…see you on the links.” — John Boehner
Boehner was first elected in 1990. He had no challengers in three primaries leading up to the 2010 election where he won 85% of the vote. In 2012 he had one challenger and won with 84% of the vote. Boehner did some campaigning around the state. He made five stops over three days across six counties in District #18.
Boehner has $3.3 million in spare change. The Virginia-based Tea Party Leadership Fund reportedly spent $320,000 on voter outreach and Winteregg’s campaign. This is how some of it was probably spent:
Winteregg is a High School French Teacher. Matthew Ashworth is a mortage underwriter and Eric Gurr is a computer consultant who had collected $25,000 in campaign donations. North Carolina race also today. Indiana Race results to come.