Boehner to fundraise for AZ House candidates
© Greg Nash

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ariz.) is headed to Arizona to raise funds for two Republican House candidates in top-targeted races — Andy Tobin, challenging Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickGold Star father attacked by Trump steps up role in Dem primaries House Dems highlight promising new candidates Vulnerable House incumbents build up war chests MORE (D), and Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGOP Senate candidate fundraising lags behind Dems in key races Female GOP House members to wear red, white and blue to State of the Union House GOP Appropriations chairman calls it quits MORE, challenging Rep. Ron BarberRonald (Ron) Sylvester BarberPrinciples and actions mean more than Jeff Flake’s words Giffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' Ten House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt MORE (D).

An invitation states attendees can pay $500 for access to a luncheon and $10,400 for access to both the luncheon and a roundtable discussion. The proceeds will benefit a joint fundraising committee for both Tobin and McSally.

While McSally is the clear Republican pick to take on Barber, with whom she’s seeking a rematch of their razor-thin 2012 contest, Tobin, a state representative, is facing two other Republicans in the GOP primary for Kirkpatrick’s seat.

But Tobin has led the GOP field in fundraising and has already been highlighted by the National Republican Congressional Committee as a top-performing candidate. Boehner’s support is the latest indication he’s pulling ahead of the pack.