July 23rd, 2009
11:54 AM ET
5 years ago

President heads home to raise campaign cash

President Obama will attend two fundraisers for the DNC Thursday night in Chicago.
President Obama will attend two fundraisers for the DNC Thursday night in Chicago.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama heads home tonight to raise some big bucks for his party.

The two Chicago events, a dinner and a reception, could bring in some $2-3 million for the Democratic National Committee.

A party source says Gen44, a new effort by the DNC to engage professionals who became active in politics during the 2008 presidential campaign, will be formally launched at the reception.

Among those expected in attendance tonight are Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Jay Cutler.

Last Thursday, the president attended two small fundraisers for the DNC in New Jersey and New York. He also headlined a fundraiser and a rally for fellow Democrat Jon Corzine, who's up for re-election this year as New Jersey governor.


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  1. park

    Hopefully Bloagojevich will stay away.

    July 23, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. Michelle Queen of Denial

    When are we going to get ANY work done by this guy? He SUCKS!!! He has done nothing for the American people for over 4 years now. For those who don't understand the math, Obama did not inherit anything. He was a Senator for 4 years. We know this because he voted PRESENT instead of taking a stand. This guy is a token placeholder while major destruction is being done to our country. He's a racist, supports murder, and has no fiscal accoutability whatsoever. He has spent more time abusing his powers in photo ops than doing what a President should be doing. Protecting American lives, fixing the financial mess his party created during the Bush administration, fixing the costs of healthcare – not replacing it with an elitist system that will steal from people to pay for illegal immigrants. He is already the WORST president of all times by any measurement!!!

    July 23, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  3. Sara Akbar

    Why isn't he going to watch the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky? So much for being the basketball President. Didn't show to the father daughter game and now this?

    July 23, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  4. JoJo

    Guess what guys, the man is on the campaign trail again, and he is been in office for about 6 months. That means one thing, after that health care reform, he is done until 2012.

    July 23, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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