Republican leaders might be telling their candidates to run as party outsiders, but House hopefuls across the country are getting some fundraising help from the GOP establishment over the August recess.
Last week, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.) campaigned for challengers Chris Hackett in Pennsylvanias 10th district, Chris Lee, running to succeed retiring Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.), and Rep. Randy Kuhl (R-N.Y.).
Also on Coles fundraising and campaign tour this recess are stops to help GOP candidates in New Mexicos 1st and 2nd districts, Arizonas 8th district, Kansas 2nd and 3rd districts as well as for Rep. Sam Graves in Missouris 6th district, among others.
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is headlining events for 18 candidates in Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The Ohio Republican will also pay Hackett a visit, along with neighboring GOP challenger Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta in Pennsylvanias 11th district, state Sen. David Cappiello in Connecticuts 5th district, former state Republican Party Chairman Sandy Treadwell in New Yorks 20th district and others. Boehner will also campaign for Lee and his fellow open-seat candidate state Sen. Kirk Schuring, running in Ohios 16th district.