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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  1. Fitz in Texas

    Well, looks like Obama is back doing what he does best.....campaigning. Or is that vacations?

    October 7, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  2. mjm

    What are the Democrats running on? 9.8% unemployment?

    Campaigning does not stimulate the economy or reform health care. He spends 25 minutes with his general, but he has plenty of time to campaign.

    It's not multitasking when nothing gets done.

    Maybe Obama should DO something rather than campaign.

    Maybe he should stimulate something other than donations to Democrats.

    I think we've seen enough of the Democrats.

    October 7, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  3. kasera in TANZANIA

    Dems need some bucks lets go get it! i am sick of the GOP!

    October 7, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Victim of Liberal stupidity

    I use to be a Democrat, can you bring in some money into my household Mr. Obama? A job market in a growing economy might be nice as I really enjoy earning my money rather than being a subserveant Governmental subject on the Old Plantation?

    October 7, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. G2

    How about focusing on the failing economy and the war on Afghanistan before worrying about Democrat fundraising? And what about healthcare reform? Gitmo? Gays in the military? Energy? The environment? Can we please have some focus and prioritization. Please!

    October 7, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. Ryan, Council Bluffs

    Is he going to stay off TV, stay in the White House, and do the job he is being paid to do. That would help him and the democrats, or maybe not.

    October 7, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  7. Charlie Rangel

    SNL was spot-on. This guy has tons of irons in the fire, but ZERO accomplishments other than bailing out GM (against most peoples' wishes) and it still filed bankruptcy, and passing the stimulus package that has failed to stimulate so far.

    Granted, he has a nice smile and seems to be a nice enough guy, but an effective leader, I think not.

    All the better though, most of the things he wants to implement are misguided policies anyway.

    October 7, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  8. Ron In California

    You know how Obama warms up for a speech?

    He chants

    memememememememememe...it's all about me......

    October 7, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  9. Buck Wheat

    As long as he giving things away to us poor peoples, i will support him!

    October 7, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. joe m

    hate to say it, but this seems like 'the same old politics' as usual. this isn't what we were promised.

    October 7, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  11. Kathy

    This guy's a joke, and nobody's laughing. I guess we're better off if he continues to campaign and stay out of the White House. Maybe the next 3 and 1/2 yeaars will go quickly. What an Idiot.

    October 7, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. David

    We went from having a president who spent most of his time hiding from challenges to one who has the ability to juggle a myriad of challenges at once.

    We certainly have come a long way in the past year.

    Go Obama!

    October 7, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. Wise Latina

    This is the ONLY reason why the likes of Soros and the other puppet masters selected this woefully inexperienced community organizer to pretend to be president.

    October 7, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Tim

    Thanks liberal voters, our country is lead by a dork.

    October 7, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. Tucker Wimsley

    Americans who love the USA, please save your money. Don't give in to the fraudulent narcissistic grin of the empty suit Obama; he is ruining our country, so don't be a party to it.

    October 7, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  16. Rose

    For Obama, Reid and Pelosi, it is all about the Democratic party, NOT THE PEOPLE who pays their salaries.

    October 7, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  17. never fear, super-bom is here!

    He hit the ground running with 8 foot hurdles in his path. But slam-dunk Barak will jump those hurdles and the seemingly insurmountable witl be "taxidermied" and mounted in the hallowed halls of Washington, D.C. and American history.

    October 7, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. Doug, New Jersey

    Obama brings in the lib mafia/union bucks, and his mobster corrupt ACORN brings in the votes.

    Now that the truth is out Democrats don't get to plead ignorance anymore. You now have to admit that you support the Democrat party because you are a dishonest, hate-filled, selfish, supporter of corruption, lying, stealing and double standards where you approve of people like Roman Polanksi going free because he is on your team.

    October 7, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  19. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Come 2012 he'll be able to fund raise full time after he loses in a landslide.

    October 7, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  20. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    You know, I heard the GOp are making gains in New York and even Jersey, that couls spell trouble for the Dems in those states. Maybe New York will be fine but with the Attorney General there, he's making the GOP look good in that state, to say the least. But is understandable, Corzine could use some dough to get the resources and equipment needed to get re-elected, he'll be in for a tough fight.

    Still haven't heard who will challenge him but I'm sure it'll be someone who is familiar within the state. And as for my boy...

    I gotta confess, I am disappointed, I am. I hope he realizes and gets some kind of plan in motion cause when the 2010 elections come, it can be very challenging, that I promise you. He has time but time is wasting for him.

    By the way, I'm sure you know is a diversion talking about Afghan than Health Care, right? There's SO many issues he has to work with and I bet you any one of those with a "W", could bury the hatchet for the months and next year to come...let's hope.

    October 7, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  21. john

    why not raise some money for the people who's umemployment ran out. There's a good idea.

    October 7, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  22. Lynda

    Go for it President Obama........your doing a great job........the conservatives in this country are just running scared because they know you will continue to keep the support of the majority in this country and they will lose again in 2012........

    October 7, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  23. Lotta Muni

    It's nice to see him accomplishing something. It's too bad he's not accomplishing any of the things he promised to do as President.

    October 7, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  24. No More Republicant's Needed

    I see the Republican'ts still can't get used to having a President who can multi-task . . . .you know, like chew gum and walk at the same time . . . .something Bushie couldn't manage. Get used to it, folks . . . . President Obama is here to stay and MOST Americans like it that way!

    October 7, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  25. Hugo

    Gosh, do you think anyone on the Left has figured out this guy is not really a Leader of Men yet? This is just like another excerpt from National Enquirer on the Hollywood elite and American Idol winner, no wonder Oprah and Obama are like family, she must give him weekly tips on how to maintain an intellectually inept audience...

    Quick look over there, did you see that? Thought I saw an ACORN falling!

    October 7, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
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