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GOP watch: Boehner's money

“House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) raised $1.9 million in the third quarter for the Boehner for Speaker political action committee, more than tripling the amount collected in the second quarter,” Roll Call reports. “The PAC, a joint effort between Boehner and the National Republican Congressional Committee, had raised a total of nearly $2.5 million as of Sept. 30, according to the latest data from the Federal Election Commission. It reported raising about $570,000 in the second quarter.”

Remember him? “Sen. John Ensign spent $551,000 in legal fees for himself and his aides in the third quarter, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday,” Roll Call notes. “The Nevada Republican raised less than $19,000 for his campaign fund during the period and spent about $700,000 overall, leaving about $280,000 in the bank, the newspaper reported, citing a campaign report filed Friday. Ensign is up for re-election in 2012.”

And remember this bus tour is happening? On Friday, the RNC’s “Fire Pelosi” tour hit Niles, Indiana, the South Bend Tribune reports.

“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday [on CBS’s Face the Nation] that not only are endangered Democrats not running on healthcare reform, they're running against ‘the Obama takeover of most of society.’”