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Daines has been seriously considering a Senate bid and has also been helped with fundraising by Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanMedicaid becomes big threat to GOP’s healthcare revival Healthcare wish lists: What moderates, conservatives want GOP infighting erupts over healthcare bill MORE (R-Ohio), who held a Washington, D.C., fundraiser for him, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellMedicaid becomes big threat to GOP’s healthcare revival Unresolved issues, very little time for Senate GOP Valerie Jarrett slams GOP for not including women in healthcare discussions MORE (R-Ky.), who has donated to his campaign.

The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday in Bigfork, Mont., BoehnerJohn BoehnerTea Party favorite to lead conservative think tank Chaffetz calls for ,500 legislator housing stipend GOP super-PAC promises big spending in 2018 MORE-heading-to-bigfork-for-daines-fundraiser/" href="http://www.kpax.com/news/boehner-heading-to-bigfork-for-daines-fundraiser/" target="_blank">according to KPAX.

Boehner's fundraiser is a sign that House Republicans aren't ready to let Daines run for higher office — and may have some concerns that if he does run, an open seat contest could be competitive in the Republican-leaning state.