Boehner to headline Prescott Bush Dinner

John Boehner, the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will headlline the Connecticut Republican Party’s annual fundraiser, the Prescott Bush Dinner. The Ohio congressman is a decent get for a state party without a member of Congress.

The April 9 dinner at the Stamford Hilton will be an early measure of how enthused are donors and activists following a disappointing election year. After losing every statewide office, the party’s longterm leadership is uncertain, as GOP Chairman Chris Healy has not announced if he will seek re-election in June.

House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, whose caucus captured 14 Democratic seats in November and one in a special election last month, will be honored with the part’s Prescott Bush Award.