By Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/24/2012 02:38:58 AM PDT
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was in Ontario on Thursday at the Doubletree Hotel stumping for Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea.
Miller will face state Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, in the November election for the 31st Congressional District seat. The district includes San Bernardino, Colton, Redlands, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga and part of Upland.
“Gary has represented San Bernardino County for the last 14 years as a member of Congress and has built homes here in the Inland Empire for 40 years,” Boehner said. “Like myself, Gary saw the problems Americans we were facing and the ever increasing hindrance government has on job creation. And like myself, Gary heard the call to serve. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are ready to fight for a return to American prosperity.” Rep. Ed Royce, R-Orange, and Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, R-Huntington Beach, were among the more than 200 guests who attended the event.
“Gary has worked tirelessly on the extension of the 210 freeway and the upgrades to the 215/15 interchange that will be vital to increasing regional transportation and its positive affect on the Inland Empire’s economy,” Royce said at the event.
During his speech Boehner remembered a former intern, Paul Ryan, who he had employed when he first ran for office.
“Both myself and Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan have endorsed Gary and will work hard to make sure he succeeds in November,” Boehner said. Former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Fred Claire also attended the event.
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