Ryan to team up with McCarthy on fundraising tour: report

Ryan to team up with McCarthy on fundraising tour: report
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanKenosha will be a good bellwether in 2020 At indoor rally, Pence says election runs through Wisconsin Juan Williams: Breaking down the debates MORE (R-Wis.) is planning a series of fundraisers alongside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcCarthy's Democratic challenger to launch first TV ad highlighting Air Force service as single mother Trump asked Chamber of Commerce to reconsider Democratic endorsements: report The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - White House moves closer to Pelosi on virus relief bill MORE (R-Calif.) to support two GOP groups focused on defending House Republicans in the midterm elections.

Ryan and McCarthy will fundraise with Vice President Pence at events for Protect the House, a McCarthy–Pence fundraising group, according to Politico.

In May, Ryan and McCarthy will also attend events in Illinois, Washington and New York for the Congressional Leadership Fund — the House Republicans' political action committee — according to the report.

Ryan and McCarthy will also go to Pennsylvania and Texas in June for fundraisers for both organizations, Politico said.

McCarthy is Ryan's pick to succeed him when he retires from Congress at the end of his term.

Politico noted that House Republicans without Ryan might face difficulty raising the large amounts of money Ryan was able to attract because of the network he cultivated during the 2012 presidential race, when Ryan ran as Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE's vice presidential candidate.

It is not yet clear if donors will be more likely to close their wallets after Ryan’s retirement.