September 7th, 2010
03:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to team up with Pelosi and Reid for party fundraiser

Obama will hold a fundraiser for Congressional Democrats with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid later this month.
Obama will hold a fundraiser for Congressional Democrats with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid later this month.

(CNN) – President Barack Obama is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Congressional Democrats later this month in New York City.

Two Democratic sources confirm to CNN that the president teams up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a joint Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee-Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at a New York City hotel on September 22.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the DCCC chairman, and Sen. Robert Menendez, the DSCC chairman, as well as members of New York State's congressional delegation are scheduled to attend the event.

As of the end of July, the DSCC had nearly $22.5 million cash on hand, slightly ahead of their GOP counterpart, National Republican Senatorial Committee. The DCCC had $35.8 million in the bank, nearly $14 million more than the National Republican Congressional Committee.

CNN Political Research Director Robert Yoon contributed to this report

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nancy Pelosi • President Obama
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "Often times the Bill and regulations thwrat the will of the majority of people. Does Healthcare reform come to mind?"

    The Constitution does NOT guarantee...not explicitly and not impliedly...that all bills passed by the House and/or Senate should or must be approved by the majority of the people.

    "Any time the gov't dabbles in the free market it is longer a free market."

    The Constitution does NOT guarantee...not explicitly and not impliedly...that we apply "free market" trickle-down reaganomic greed-is-good randian capitalism (nor does it prohibit "soshulizmz oh my!!!").

    Read it. Read about it. Take a class (and no, Beck University DOES NOT COUNT AS OBTAINING INFORMATION AND EDUCATION).

    BTW, you want to talk about the necessity of accepting changes like Constitutional amendments to adapt the Constitution to the realities of a changing world and changing society and changing circumstances? Well, time to adapt our economic ideology to the realities of the world....giant corporations have hijacked the gov't, our elections processes and our elected representatives' decision-making and standard-issue tinfoil hat GOP economic ideologies are what have allowed them to do it. When they tell you that nobody is hiring because they are afraid of certain policies, it's TRUE: they are purposefully not hiring because they want us to suffer into submission that the GOP be returned to power so their BJs can recommence while they continue to grind the middle-class into a fine pulp of indentured servitude via consumer debt sans reasonable paychecks.

    September 7, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Becoming political thanks to this administration

    Would be nice if this axis of failure could be down to one after November with Reid and Pelosi voted out.

    September 7, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. Bill

    I'm surprised the three would want to be seen together.

    September 7, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. CATom

    It seems that if the democraps want to raise funds they should ban Obama Pelosi and Reid from attending.

    September 7, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. Dennis

    Oh boy, the Three Stooges comedy tour.

    September 7, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. nini

    Pelosi, Reed and Obama The Great Three.

    They are all sinking the in polls.

    September 7, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. J. Sams

    The stooges are meeting!

    September 7, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. Dave

    The loser-trio in a unique appearance, will sing the song "We're so Great"...

    September 7, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. Mark from Louisiana

    Wow you want me to believe people would pay to be in the company of those three idiots?

    September 7, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Shirley in California

    Go Mr. President! Republicans are AFRAID of you on the campaign trail that's why they don't want you out there. You are dynamite! Keep telling people the truth. We are behind you 100%.

    On another note: I have to address what Granny Giper said on another blog:

    Granny Giper: I have heard complaints about no jobs, but every venue like football concerts, tennis matches, golf matches etc are sold out packed with people, you cannot go by a restaurant without it being completely packed, someone answer me how can people be doing this if no one has a job!!!!!

    Thank you Granny. My sister and I had this same conversation a few weeks ago. I don't see much of a recession when people are lining up to pay athletics their million dollar salaries. IF just the athletics alone would give a fourth of their "precious" salaries into the economy – we would be in good shape. Keep on making things appear horrible out there republicans. I don't buy it. Things are looking a lot better than some what to believe since OUR president took over.

    September 7, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. BeverlyNC

    Wish I could be there with 3 great leaders!

    Republicans are terrified of Pelosi and Reid because they have been great leaders and got all of President Obama's agenda legislation passed despite Republican lies, slander, obstructionism, and all NO votes, They only wish the Republican Party had any effective leaders. McConnell and Boehner are jokes and fools.

    WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY NO ONE IS DEMANDING TO KNOW WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PLAN FOR AMERICA IS? THERE IS ALL THIS WHINING ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC MESSAGE. AT LEAST WE HAVE ONE!

    REPUBLICANS HAVE NO PLANS, NO IDEAS, NO SOLUTIONS AND WILL NOT PRODUCE A SINGLE DETAIL BEFORE THE ELECTION IN NOV. YET IDIOT VOTERS ARE GOING TO BLINDLY VOTE FOR THE PARTY OF HATE, FEAR, LIES, RACISM, INTOLERANCE, AND TREASON TO OUR CONSTITUTION.

    BETTER KNOW WHAT GIVING REPUBLICANS POWER WILL MEAN TO YOUR LIFE....LIKE THE ELMINATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ELIMINATING THE EPA SO BIG OIL CAN RUN WITH NO REGULATIONS AND KEEP DESTROYING OUR ENVIRONMENT, NO FDA TO REGULATE THE BIG FOOD COMPANIES WHO POISON US WITH E COLI AND BAD EGGS. REPEAL REGULATION ON THE CORRUPT WALL ST BANKS WHO TOOK DOWN OUR ECONOMY. REPEAL ALL CONSUMER PROTECTIONS FROM BANK FEES AND RIDICULOUS CREDIT CARD RATES. REPEAL EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN. INTENTION TO TARGET HISPANICS AND IGNORE FREEDOM OF RELIGION TO TARGET MUSLIMS WHO WERE BORN IN AMERICA AND ARE BETTER CITIZENS THAT THIS RACIST REPUBLICANS.

    IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU REALLY WANT?

    BETTER QUESTION THE REPUBLICANS WHO RUN FROM THE MEDIA AND WON'T ANSWER A SINGLE ISSUES QUESTION. THEY ONLY SHOW UP ON THE NON-CREDIBLE FOX WHERE THEY CAN SPEW HATE AND LIES AND GO UNCHALLENGED. THEY REFUSE TO SPEAK TO ANY REAL JOURNALISTS.

    YOU'D VOTE FOR EXTREMIST RACIST TEA BAGGERS WHO WANT TO TEAR APART OUR CONSTITUTION TO TARGET NON-WHITES THEY HATE.?

    BETTER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE VOTING FOR BECAUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE NOTHING BUT DESTRUCTION PLANNED FOR YOU AND THE MIDDLE AND WORKING CLASSES.

    WHERE IS THE DETAILED REPUBLICAN PLAN? YOU WILL NEVER SEE ONE. NO ONE WOULD VOTE FOR THEM IF THEY TOLD YOU WHAT THEY REALLY HAVE PLANNED TO DESTROY AMERICA AGAIN.

    September 7, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  12. Wilt

    The three stooges will get together to celebrate their success in leading the never ending spending orgy.

    September 7, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. mj

    With all the vacations, fund raising, and BIOB speeches – Just when does this president have time to actually do the job he is being paid to do? So much for declaring an end to the combat phase of the war in Iraq. We just lost two more souls today. This guy hasn't a clue as to what the American people need nor does he care.

    September 7, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. Enough is Enough

    The 3 stooges reunion.

    September 7, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. Ron in Califonia

    Larry, Moe and curly Joe. What fine bunch these folks turned out to be.

    September 7, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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