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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin during a news conference at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 18, 2017.
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin during a news conference at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 18, 2017. AP

Want to snap a selfie while lunching with House Speaker Paul Ryan in Boise on Aug. 22?

It will be a spendy selfie: Tickets to the event range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Ryan’s appearance — his first in Idaho —is presented by Team Ryan, a joint fundraising committee that includes Ryan for Congress, Ryan’s PAC Prosperity for Action and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Ryan’s day in Boise includes a roundtable discussion ($10,000 contribution for two), a photo opportunity ($5,000 for two) and a luncheon ($2,500 or $1,000).

And crashing the event to get that selfie is not an option. The gathering’s location is only being given to people who buy tickets.

The last time a sitting Speaker came to Idaho was John Boehner in August 2013 to attend a fundraiser in Boise for Idaho’s 2nd District GOP Congressman Mike Simpson.

Cynthia Sewell: 208-377-6428, @CynthiaSewell

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