October 7th, 2009
12:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to help Democrats bring in the bucks

Obama to help Democrats bring in the bucks.
Obama to help Democrats bring in the bucks.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama puts on his fundraiser-in-chief hat again later this month.

The president is scheduled to headline a top-dollar dinner for the Democratic National Committee at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York on Tuesday, October 20, according to a Democratic source.

Obama is also the main attraction at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee-Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee joint fundraiser in Miami on October 26, according a a Democratic leadership staff source.

The president also heads back onto the campaign trail later this month. Jon Corzine's re-election campaign says the Obama will team up with the New Jersey governor later this month. The president joined Corzine at a campaign rally this summer, and on Wednesday Vice President Biden teamed up with Corzine in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


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soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. Obama Victim

    great campaigner....great fund raiser......crappy president

    October 7, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  2. gt

    corzine is a LOOSER...what a waste of money,,,

    October 7, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Idiot_Pelosi

    Can't win on MERIT or POLICY, so the backup plan is bribes and corruption

    October 7, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. Independent_me

    You go, "Bam!!

    October 7, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. Enough

    Doing what he does best.......campaigning and fund raising. Too bad isn't as effective as president.

    October 7, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. fred

    What else is new?

    October 7, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  7. dave g, minneapolis

    still waiting for Hope.
    Maybe the president could get busy presiding rather than running around the world and making so many TV appearances and still campaigning.

    As for healthcare reform, why does he assume government needs to take it over? How about reforming health insurance so that my employer doesn't provide it...my employer doesn't provide car insurance, home insurance...why health insurance? Let me shop for the value and the package that I want.

    Until I hear that, I'm skeptical.

    October 7, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. fellow from chicago

    Look at that beautiful smile...the three 6's are on the other side of the scalp.

    October 7, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  9. frodo

    Why did the Democrats make fun of Bush's vacations but not the fact that Obama is spending little time in the white house being the president.

    I didn't vote for a fund-raiser, campaigner, olympic schmoozer,

    October 7, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  10. Susan, Nebraska

    Maybe he should forget about campaigning and do his job. He can't seem to make a decision and is finding out he can't vote present when he is the President.

    October 7, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  11. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Please stop the disrespect. We have not had a harder working President since the FDR administration.

    October 7, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  12. scott in atlanta

    As the election season draws near, we will begin to see the silent majority speaking up again, as they did in the last election. Just because Republicans are more vocal right now, doesn't mean they're in the majority.

    Democratics have seen that it is useless to attempt to persuade you, or to argue with you, so we'll just sit back and do our "persuading and arguing" at the ballot box with a true mandate that will allow this president and uninhibited road to bring his platform to life.

    No more "blue dogs" and Republicans. Let's make it happen

    Obama2012/Democratic Congress 2010

    October 7, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  13. Sam Sixpack

    And if this doesn't work, he will call his Chinese masters and ask them to make another few million of those untraceable on-line credit card donations.

    October 7, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  14. katiec

    Go, President Obama.
    We cannot let anyone belonging to the party of NO, a party out to
    destroy our country, a party that has and will always sacrifice us
    for big business, a party of hypocrits, get into office.
    The American people realize this and the message to to GOP
    must be sent loud and clear.

    October 7, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  15. HMorris

    It would be nice if he would spend some time working.

    October 7, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  16. jay

    Does the man actually know his address, because he sure does not seem to be ther often? Does he comprehend the job description, because it does not include fundraiser in chief? Maybe this is why his approval ratings are slipping, and it has nothing to do with race...he isn't actually working.

    October 7, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  17. Proud Member..Party of No

    "Obama to help Democrats bring in the bucks"...........that's the least he can do considering he has destroyed their chances of getting re-elected.

    October 7, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  18. Idiot_Boehner

    Thank God he is not in the pockets of Health Insurance Companies like the republican congressmen who are now basking in popularity in the upper teens.

    October 7, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  19. Moderate Democrat

    That's what candidates DO...they raise money for their party. A president always looks out for the country by helping ensure the best candidate is properly funded. Democrats are ALWAYS the best candidate (atleast under a two party system. If an independant candidate that had no republican leanings stepped up then it would be a good thing).

    As such, the President is doing the right thing for america, supporting the smart and patriotic and family values party, Democrats.

    October 7, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  20. Thanks Mr. President!

    Thanks Mr. President!

    We Dems need to defeat the GOP lie machine and hold our own in the 2010 elections.

    Times are too dire to give Republicans any power - 8 years of them screwing up was more than enough.

    October 7, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  21. Idiot_Boehner

    Corzine is a lot better than Spiro Christie.

    October 7, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  22. mark

    Another great decision by Obama, almost as good as spending millions of taxpayer dollars to go to Denmark to tell the world that the Olympics will be held in Chicago, almost as good as going on the adulterer's show David Letterman, almost as good as watching 30 million unemployed starve and do nothing to create jobs, almost as good as saving 16 thousand homes from foreclosure when you promised 4 to 5 million, almost as good as trying to convince americans that a socialist healthcare system is really better for them in the end. I am now officially embarrased that I voted for Obama.

    October 7, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  23. Steph

    He has to do all this...the interviews and speeches, the fundraising events, the contest by Organizing for America because the American people don't have high-paid lobbyists padding the pockets of lawmakers or megabucks to buy tv ads like the insurance companies do.

    We've all seen the ads on tv against health care reform...who do you think is really paying for them??? The health insurance companies and their paid lobbyists can spread lies like "death panels" and just sit back and watch everyone freak out. They are not at all interested in the truth.

    October 7, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  24. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    President Obama, tell the "blue dogs" they are on their own for raising their own funds.

    October 7, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  25. Idiot_Boehner

    Since the republicans have no Merit or Policy, other than undermine the well being of the voters, I think America will soundly reject the party of "No!"

    October 7, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
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