Protesters gather as U.S. House Speaker John Boehner visit raises $200,000

photo Protesters, who said they are part of Occupy Chattanooga, carry signs outside the Bank of America on Chestnut Street on Thursday in Chattanooga. The group protested a fundraiser at the Walden Club for U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., who was accompanied by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

photo House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP)

photo U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner helped U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann raise more than $200,000 Thursday evening, exceeding campaign expectations and eclipsing what Fleischmann collected between July and September.