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Daines has been seriously considering a Senate bid and has also been helped with fundraising by Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanFlake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense Top GOP candidate drops out of Ohio Senate race Overnight Tech: Regulators to look at trading in bitcoin futures | Computer chip flaws present new security problem | Zuckerberg vows to improve Facebook in 2018 MORE (R-Ohio), who held a Washington, D.C., fundraiser for him, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.), who has donated to his campaign.

The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday in Bigfork, Mont., BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism 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.