U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) arrived at a Hinsdale home shortly before 6 p.m. Friday night in a black SUV. He was there to join Illinois Republican Chair Pat Brady and Rep. Judy Biggert at a benefit to raise funds to fight the congressional redistricting map signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn in June.
The benefit for The Committee for a Fair and Balanced Map, an organization that has filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois State Board of Elections to prevent the remap, took place at 744 S. Oak St., at the home of Kay and Mike Birck. Boehner spoke at the event and left just before 7 p.m.
He did not make himself available for comment before or after the event.
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), a Hinsdale resident, spoke with press and guests outside the benefit, along with Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady.
ABC 7 spoke to attendees of the fundraiser in Hinsdale who shared some of the discussion that took place inside, as well as Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady and Rep. Judy Biggert. Biggert and Brady shared their thoughts about the legal battle to stop the implementation of the redistricted congressional map, which Republicans say will ensure strong Democratic gains at the polls. To view the story, click here.