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Paul Ryan to hold Curbelo fundraiser Oct. 19

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House Speaker Paul Ryan will collect checks for Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo on Oct. 19 in South Florida, according to an invitation obtained by the Miami Herald.

Ryan announced last week he would travel the country to support vulnerable members of Congress, including the freshman Curbelo, who faces a challenge from Democrat Joe Garcia.

Curbelo donors have been asked to contribute at least $1,000 and as much as $10,000 to attend the Ryan fundraiser, which will take place just a few hours before the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Ryan said Monday he would stop defending Trump and focus on preserving the GOP's House majority after The Washington Post revealed a 2005 recording showing Trump speaking in vulgar terms about making unwanted sexual advances at women and grabbing them by the genitals.

Curbelo never backed Trump and also denounced his remarks.

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