Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Billy Long uses auctioneering talents to raise money for the NRCC

Seventh District Congressman Billy Long put his auctioneering talents to use last week, raising money for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Speaker of the House John Boehner contributed $1.5 million to the NRCC to get things started:

Boehner’s Ohio delegation pledged $3 million in addition to his donation, including $500,000 from Rep. Pat Tiberi and $250,000 each from Reps. Steve Stivers and Jim Jordan.

After the announcements were made inside a monthly fund-raising meeting at the Republican National Committee, Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), a former auctioneer, stood up to reprise his former profession and secured several more pledges from rank-and-file members, according to two people in the room.

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