Rep. Boehner Set To Deliver "Major Speech" From Donor's Business

October 08, 2010 11:38 am ET — Media Matters Action Network

John Boehner

Last month, House Republicans unveiled their "Pledge to America" at the site of a small business in Virginia.  As it turned out, the owner of the business actually supported a small business bill that Republicans attempted to block later that day. Today, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is set to deliver another "major speech" that will serve as his "closing argument" before the midterm elections. This time, the would-be Speaker of the House isn't taking any risks with the venue for his pitch. According to Roll Call:

House Minority Leader John Boehner is planning to give a major speech on jobs and government spending Friday at a Cincinnati company that the Ohio Republican's office described as a "small family business."

But the announcement did not mention that the executives of the company are also major political donors, both personally and through their leadership of a trade association political action committee that gives hundreds of thousands of dollars almost exclusively to Republican candidates. [...]

Mark Mosley, Daniel Freese and Kevin Sell, three top executives at the Cincinnati-based firm, have contributed thousands to Boehner as well as other Republican candidates, according to Federal Election Commission records.