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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 PortmanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him How four GOP senators guided a tax-bill victory behind the scenes MORE (R-Ohio), who held a Washington, D.C., fundraiser for him, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat McConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Brent Budowsky: A plea to Alabama voters MORE (R-Ky.), who has donated to his campaign.

The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday in Bigfork, Mont., BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery 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.