U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is headed to Idaho for a campaign fundraiser for 2nd District Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson on Aug. 26, reports Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey, with plans calling for a $50-a-person lunch at the Boise Centre. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are being sold through Simpson’s campaign; Boehner, Simpson and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter are scheduled to speak. Simpson faces a GOP primary challenge from Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith, who's being backed by the national group the Club for Growth. You can read Popkey’s full post here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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