John Boehner http://news.stlpublicradio.org en U.S. House Speaker Boehner To Be In St. Louis For Fundraising Event http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-house-speaker-boehner-be-st-louis-fundraising-event <p>U.S. House Speaker John Boehner will be the special guest – and the chief beneficiary – at a fundraising event in St. Louis this evening at the Ladue home of wealthy businessman Dave Spence and his wife, Suzie Spence.</p><p>The gathering – billed as a “roundtable and reception” -- is co-hosted by all six of Missouri’s Republican members of Congress, including Ann Wagner of Ballwin. Most are expected to attend.</p><p>Tickets range from $1,000 a person to $25,000 for host-committee couples for the event, slated for early this evening.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:36:51 +0000 Jo Mannies 35802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. House Speaker Boehner To Be In St. Louis For Fundraising Event Boehner to RNC delegates: Ill. key to maintaining GOP House majority http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boehner-rnc-delegates-ill-key-maintaining-gop-house-majority <p><em>Reporting in this story from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky</em></p><p>Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa got a pep talk yesterday from US House Speaker John Boehner. He says Illinois is key to the GOP maintaining its House majority.</p><p>Illinois Republicans made gains in Congress two years ago, winning enough seats that more Republicans than Democrats now represent Illinois in Washington. &nbsp;It's the opposite in Springfield, where Democrats outnumber Republicans in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:06:06 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 4460 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boehner to RNC delegates: Ill. key to maintaining GOP House majority