October 26th, 2009
06:04 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to help Democrats raise $1.5 million

President Obama spoke at a fundraiser for the DNC in New York City last week.
President Obama spoke at a fundraiser for the DNC in New York City last week.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama is the main attraction Monday night at a fundraiser in Miami for his party.

A Democratic source tells CNN that the reception and dinner will bring in $1.5 million for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and its House counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

A similar DSCC-DCCC joint event held in June in Washington and also headlined by Obama raked in nearly $3 million, according to party sources. Both the DSCC and DCCC out raised their Republican counterparts in September and both committees hold an edge over the Republicans when it comes to cash on hand.

The event in Miami is the latest in a string of fundraisers for Obama. The president headlined big dollar fundraisers in New York and San Francisco over the past two weeks for the Democratic National Committee and Friday he helped raise money for fellow Democrats Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut.

The Republican National Committee announced Monday that they would air a new Spanish language radio ad Monday through Wednesday in the Miami media market.

"President Obama and Vice President Biden are moving forward with a reckless government-run health care experiment that will have a devastating impact on American families," said RNC Chairman Michael Steele in a statement.

Steele says that despite Obama's "jam-packed fundraising schedule," the president should "find some time to explain to Florida's Hispanic-Americans the real consequences that the Democrats' plan will have on their community."

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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Willy Brown

    Keep on going Campaign In Chief. You are a one term resident.

    October 26, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. Bull

    Fails to lead the nation in the economic crisis.
    Fails to lead the nation in a time of war.
    Fails to live up to the promises he made during the campaign.

    But still finds time to raise money for his friends.

    Priceless.

    October 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. Babs

    King Kampaigner at it again. Too bad the first priority of the President of the United States should be to lead a nation. Obama has no core princliples to guide him, no moral compass to direct his course. So he campaigns because that's all he really knows how to do. I weep for America.

    October 26, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  4. STILL unemployed in Iowa

    Obama LIES, Where are the jobs LIER.

    October 26, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  5. Scott, Tucson

    obama can't find the time to make a decision on troop strength in Afghanistan but he can always find the time to do political fundraisers and play golf while Aemrican troops are dying. Oh this sounds like what the liberals were saying about Bush just the other year.

    October 26, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  6. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Fundraising while our troops die. Get your butt back to DC and make a decision already. I knew Obama would be bad, I never thought he'd be THIS BAD! He doesn't deserve the honor of commanding our military.

    October 26, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  7. Mark

    Obama should just use ACORN again to help the dems!

    October 26, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  8. New Yorker

    What more can we say except impeach this guy before it's too late.

    October 26, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  9. New Age Independent

    Obama still campaigning? Is that all this guy does?

    October 26, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  10. JAWBREAKER

    One minute to midnight cinderella!

    October 26, 2009 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  11. Kevin in Ohio

    Permanent campaign mode. And Chicago style leadership. About as UN-presidential as you can get. Under Carter, I like the man, but he made me ashamed to be an American. Under Clinton, I was proud again thanks to the reagan Revolution, but ashamed of the president and his lying. Under this president, I frear I'll be ashamed of both America and our president.......

    October 26, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  12. Dan, TX

    THis guy is always campaigning. Where will it go and when will it end. Americans, wake up. Throw him out of the window. We do not need such a president. He has to be in the white house to repair the economy and give us jobs. He is doing nothing. He is a moron. He has no concern about our tropps in Afghanistan. They need re-enforcements with additional troops and he is still studying it. What kind of a commander-in-chief. He cannot take a decision and that side our troops are being killed. He does not deserve to be there.

    October 26, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  13. Bev

    I wouldn't go to see Obama for FREE---except maybe to be the heckler in the crowd who yells "LIAR" everytime he opened his mouth to read from the teleprompter.

    October 26, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  14. Democrat

    This guy can campaign but can not govern. I predict healthcare will be down fall of democrats in 2010.

    October 26, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  15. joey

    Obama is been the attraction since he took office, the bad part about it, we only see reruns.

    October 26, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  16. catmom

    Emmanuel Goldstein: What does it say about Obama's image on the ground when Corzine can't bury a republican opponent in a state where the political corruption is so bad and so obvious (today, in Hudson County, someone I know (a republican) was told he couldn't vote absentee because his signature didn't match his signature. Really), and Obama has constantly campaigned for him?

    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    It doesn't say a darn thing about Obama or his image. Why do you think President Obama is responsible for everything and anything you don't happen to like?

    What does it say about Dick Cheney, Bush and Republicans when they screwed the country and are now blaming President Obama for all the failures of the Bush administration?.

    October 26, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  17. catmom

    I guess you people must have forgotten how Bush ran all over the country raising money for Republicans during his first term. But you've probably forgotten that since no Republican wanted to be seen with him or Cheney after they scared their way into a second term.

    October 26, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  18. Mary

    You lazy do nothing Republicans should stop crying, start doing something for the american people. The party in power don't get sidtracked by all of the noise you people make. You tried it in August, we will get health care passed and with a public option. Save you stupid imature protesting and do something. Keeping Steele in hiding would be a start.

    October 26, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
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