By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 7:27 pm in 2008 June primary.
Andal is charging $150 a plate to attend the fund-raiser at the San Ramon Marriott with the top Republican in the House of Representatives. Boehner is the GOP’s equivalent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D- San Francisco.
Fund-raiser co-hosts include former Rep. Bill Baker, who lost to Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo. Also on hand will be Walnut Creek Mayor Sue Rainey and her husband, former state Sen. Dick Rainey; and former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, who termed out of office.
Boehner is the first GOP celebrity likely to help raise much-needed cash for a race in GOP-leaning district that Republicans desperately hope to reclaim this year. Andal (pictured on the far right) is running against Rep. Jerry McNerney, a Pleasanton Democrat (pictured immediately to the right) who beat seven-term incumbent Richard Pombo in a 2006 upset.