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BRIDGE FAMILY RAISES CASH FOR SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER
With Canada moving ever clos
er to building a new publicly owned international crossing in Detroit, the Moroun family, which owns the rival Ambassador Bridge, continues to be politically active, throwing what was billed as a $25,000-a-plate dinner for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.
The Detroit Free Press recently obtained a copy of a “fact sheet” put out by Boehner’s political team before the Aug. 10 event, which listed a $2,500-per-couple reception at the Country Club of Detroit to be followed by a $25,000-per-person dinner at the family residence in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
The overall target for both events — as well as a $10,000 gift from the host committee — was $250,000 for the Boehner for Speaker Committee, a fundraising arm of the speaker’s political apparatus used to fund his leadership PAC, the Ohio GOP and the National Republican Congressional Committee. — Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press