CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The news is coming from both Red County and conservative columnist Robert Novak, who are reporting that a deep-pocketed California fountain of cash for House Republicans are weary and leery of the current leadership. Novak writes:
"But House Minority Leader John Boehner, who sponsors no earmarks himself but has not backed reform, faces an all-too-serious challenge."
The Lincoln Club of Orange County has been described as a veritable ATM for the GOP, raising millions over the years. But discontent with the party's congressional leadership may choke off the funds, and the Lincoln Club's top officials said in a letter Boehner & Co. "are still oblivious to the source of our discontent." Boehner is from Butler County near Cincinnati, and represents Ohio's 8th Congressional District.
[UPDATE: July 9, 2008 at 7:30 AM -- Here's video of the Lincoln Club's leader on CNN being interviewed about the concerns. As the interview proceeds, he says Boehner should be standing on the "mountaintop" screaming about out-of-control spending by Congress, especially earmarks. Again, courtesy of Red County.]