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Obama Schedule Heavy with Fundraising Trips
« on: October 24, 2013, 09:37:34 AM »

 by William Bigelow 24 Oct 2013, 3:51 AM PDT

Barack Obama, doing what he does best, is back campaigning and fundraising hard for the next five weeks. Obama’s plans include eight fundraisers for Democrats in the House and Senate. The events include:

    New York: Fundraising for House Democrats and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
    Boston: a House Democratic fundraiser on Oct. 30
    November 6, Dallas: No: another fundraiser
    November 8, Miami: an event for Senate Democrats.
    November 14, Philadelphia: another event for Senate Democrats
    Seattle: fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
    San Francisco: more fundraising for House Democrats.
    Los Angeles: Late November, a joint event for the DCCC and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Despite the appearance of abandoning his responsibilities in Washington, one administration official said, “There’s this conspiracy theory out there that we’ve given up on legislating and want to take the House. The fact is that there is going to be aggressive engagement on a whole host of issues.”

But the focus now is on 2014. As one administration source told, “We need the House back and the Senate’s got a lot at stake, too, and we’d still have time to get some stuff done.” the official said. Another official bluntly said, “We continue to lean on the president for fundraising support. I mean, he’s the president.”

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Re: Obama Schedule Heavy with Fundraising Trips
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 09:24:41 AM »
Powerful crowd joins Obama at two NYC fundraisers
By Page Six Team
October 28, 2013 | 10:46pm

President Obama attended two private fund-raisers in Manhattan on Friday evening, a move that had those not invited to the Upper East Side soirees grumbling about the traffic and impressive police presence.

The president was first feted at a reception at the home of Pratt Institute board member Kathryn Chenault, wife of American Express CEO Ken Chenault. It was followed by a dinner hosted by Karen Mehiel, wife of prominent Democratic fund-raiser Dennis Mehiel.

Speakers at the $16,200-a-ticket events included Nancy Pelosi and DCCC chair Steve Israel, as well as guests Harvey Weinstein, Jean Kennedy Smith, BET’s Debra Lee and Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler.

The president's limo passes Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza en route to two pricey fundraisers in Manhattan on Friday.

Note the guy at right, waving. It almost looks like a Nazi salute, doesn't it?
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