1st C.D.: Followup on Boehner's appearance

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House Speaker John Boehner helped Congressional GOP candidate Randy Altschuler bring in $75,000 at the tony Nissequogue home of local insurance man Steve Louro earlier this month.

The $250 a head event held Oct. 10, drew 175 donors, according to Louro, some of whom paid $1,000 to get a photo with the speaker and a dozen who paid $5,000 each for more a little more exclusive face time with the House leader.

Louro whose firm PGP Bernefits writes more than $3 billion im premiums annually through 5,000 brokers, said he has hosted other fundraisers for Altschuler but Boehner is the biggest name to grace his home.

”It was very exciting and it was an honor,” said Louro.

John Jay LaValle, Suffolk GOP chairman, lauded Louro help at a party fundraiser last week. “He’s got a great home,” said LaValle, of Louro. He added he invited Boehner “to come to my house the next night. He couldn’t come.” Altschuler himself was not at the GOP event, but LaValle said he was in New York City raising more cash for his campaign.


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