Actors hunt for Boehner at golf course, tanning salon
Actors dressed as Founding Fathers Ben Franklin and George Washington went hunting for U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-West Chester, in his congressional district to ask him to support the Fair Elections Now Act.
In the tradition of the Founding Fathers, they wore wigs, long-tailed coats and stockings. In the tradition of YouTube, they made a 3-minute video out of the expedition.
They looked for Boehner at his office, strip malls, a cornfield, a putt putt course, a golf course and of course, a tanning salon. And they needled him for raising money from special interest groups to support his bid to be the next House speaker while being a hold-out on the Fair Elections Now legislation.
The Fair Elections Now Act would allow Congressional candidates to raise a minimum of $50,000 from contributions of less than $100 and then qualify for federal public financing.