Report: Boehner making calls for Cino in RNC race

Maria Cino continues to get help from big GOP names in her bid for the Republican National Committee chairmanship.

Cino's campaign was helped off the ground by her former colleagues in the Bush administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney and GOP strategist Mary Matalin who hosted a fundraiser for her.

More recently, she's been getting help from incoming House Speaker John Boehner.

The Ohio Republican has made phone calls to some of the 168 committee members on Cino's behalf, two members told CNN. Boehner, however, has not publicly backed Cino, who is not among the favorites to succeed RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

Cino also recently got a shout out from Mike Duncan, a former RNC chairman who has been critical of Steele's leadership. Duncan called Cino and Missouri Republican Party Chairwoman Ann Wagner are "extremely well qualified" for the job. 

Meanwhile, Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus is getting help from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the state's newly elected Republican governor, Scott Walker.