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Johnson in Florida for cash and official event with Buchanan

Speaker Mike Johnson will be in Sarasota, Fla., today for a tour of the airport and a fundraiser with Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), a wealthy member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

A few things to note: Johnson and Buchanan are touring the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. They will receive an “update on the airport’s new terminal expansion project. The $100M project includes a 5-gate terminal, covering 75,300 sq ft. The new facility will also include a 4-lane security checkpoint and 5 boarding hold rooms with 970 seats,” according to Buchanan’s office.

Some of this funding is from the $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which Johnson and Buchanan both voted against.

Secondly, Johnson is raising money for his victory committee at Buchanan’s Longboat Key home. Here’s the invite.

Buchanan’s house is a frequent stop for top members of leadership. For $25,000 to the Johnson Leadership Fund, you can have dinner with the speaker and Buchanan. But you can get in the door for $1,000.

The Johnson Leadership Fund funnels money to the speaker’s reelection committee, a leadership PAC called American Revival PAC and the NRCC.

— Jake Sherman

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