House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE (R-Ohio) sent a letter to supporters Wednesday fundraising off the president’s news conference earlier in the day.

With the subject line “I’m not playing,” the letter includes a sharp retort to the president’s accusations that legislators holding up the deficit process are playing “politics."

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“I’m not looking to score political points,” John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE said in the letter. “I’m fighting for the millions of American families and small businesses who know that tax hikes destroy jobs.”

The letter, sent on behalf of The Freedom Project, which is Boehner’s political action committee, sends a shot across the bow of House Democrats as well.

“[It’s] critical that I have the resources to fight off Washington Democrats’ plan for billions of dollars in tax hikes,” Boehner wrote, urging donations to help stop “the spending binge.”

The letter is a final push for donors to send in their contributions before the campaign milestone of the Federal Election Commission’s mid-year reporting deadline on Thursday.