House Speaker John Boehner visits Whitefish for fundraiser


KALISPELL, Mont. - House Speaker John Boehner visited Whitefish for a private fundraiser for Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke.

The fundraiser began at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The event featured a VIP roundtable discussion that cost $10,000 per couple. Guests were also able to take photos with Boehner and Zinke for $2,600.

The event was hosted by Peter Busch and Dick Boyce. Busch is a big Republican donor. He lives in both Florida and Montana.

NBC Montana tracked his political donations since 1997 and added up a total of over $140,000. He has donated to Mitt Romney for president, George Bush, former Rep. Denny Rehberg and Rep. Steve Daines.

Dick Boyce contributed $200,000 to a conservative group called Restore our Future. That's a soft money contribution, meaning there are no limits to the dollar amount. He has also backed other big name Republicans, including Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch.

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