The first is this piece from The Hill:
"There's not a seat in America held by a Democrat that can't be won. Massachusetts proves that," Boehner said this morning during an interview on Fox News. "My goal is to make sure we've got candidates in every single seat in America -- 435 of them."Now that is a pretty tall order, but here in Roll Call (subscription required) we learn that Boehner has been doing the work required to make it happen:
Boehner raised $13.7 million in 2009 compared with $23 million in the 2007-08 cycle, according to GOP aides and fundraising information obtained by Roll Call.The House Republicans have been pretty good at combatting the radical agenda of President Obama and his lapdog Congressional Democrats. If Boehner can keep the Republican conference disciplined, he may be Speaker sooner than any of us thought possible.
The fundraising total combines the efforts of Boehner’s campaign account, his Freedom Project political action committee and other 2009 fundraising activities.
Boehner headlined 127 events around the country last year and raised $6.9 million for Republican candidates and committees.
During the same time period in 2007, he headlined 101 events.
Boehner has recently attended events for Florida Congressional candidates Dennis Ross and Allen West and has also visited candidates in states such as Wyoming , Ohio , Colorado and Louisiana .