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. gt

    the tri fecta..... moe, curley, and larry ,,off to see the wizard and get more money form the little man,,,,,,pathedic....

    September 7, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. susie

    Does he ever do any work? It seems he just likes to campaign.

    September 7, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Eric

    "Obama to team up with Pelosi and Reid for party fundraiser"

    That headline alone is the perfect illustration of what is wrong with this country, and how conditions WILL NOT IMPROVE as long as this bunch is in charge.

    Enjoy your 40 years wandering the political wilderness Democrats. You've inflicted such damage with this current bunch of marxists, the people won't trust you enough to elect you county dog catcher.

    Oh, and nice teleprompter for the ManChild in the photo.

    September 7, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. Naqib

    Funny the party of the Rich... (in theory)... always has less money.

    While the party of the poor (richest guys in gov)... always have a ton.

    Oh yea... they spend other peoples... and of course the unions (but not really a special interest group... lol) always give more than anyone.

    Pelosi, Reid and Obama.... Perfect combo...

    September 7, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. Patricia

    Good work Democrats, your waking up.
    I still want to know why I never get a call from a poller?

    September 7, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    "Obama to team up with Pelosi and Reid for party fundraiser"

    Also known as a 3 stooges convention.

    September 7, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. A True Centrist

    Wow, the powers that be in the Democratic party determined that teaming these 3 together, 3 of the most unliked politicians in Washington, would be a good idea? I'm truly speechless...wow!

    September 7, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. beevee

    These fundrasings are a golden opportunity for president Obama to tot his horn of accomplishments so far and go on offensive against the GOP who are trying forever to mute the accomplishments of the the president. This is not a place for the humble and quiet hard workers.

    September 7, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  9. The reality is...

    Wait, they still think it will help? Oh, right, there still are plenty of union members and government employees who support the radical agenda and want to keep their luxurious lifestyles at the expense of others.

    September 7, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  10. A Former Democratic Army Veteran

    Three spitballs all in a wad need a heel to grind them into the dirt. Ashes to ashes dirt to dirt waste goes to the dump. Dump make room for trash is coming 2012. HURRAY FOR AMERICA.

    September 7, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. President Obozo: On vacation and OUT TO LUNCH

    The Three Stooges Reunited Tour....

    September 7, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  12. The Real Me

    Now that is a dream team.

    September 7, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. ddt

    Do we still need elections? CNN has already told us that the GOP has won. Why don't we just move on and let them take their seats?

    congratulations CNN

    September 7, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. IF you Aren't Scarred Out Of Your Wits That the Republics Will Take Over Power . . .

    You Ain't breathing.

    Check out all the hate directed towards our President on this thread alone.

    Anyone call him a socialist? a muslim? Barry? Soweto? Kenyan

    The right wing has always been the dregs, scum and refuse of American politics.

    September 7, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  15. No Way Joe

    Who else do you think will show up other than Rangel and Waters and Miller?

    September 7, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. bill

    waaay too much slush fund money floating around.both sides had any honor they would hold .ALL POLITICAL FUNDS ACCOUNTABLE.stop this.we can oputspend you attitude.NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH POLITICS. I WILL VOTE BUT COUNT ME AS ONE FED UP.VOTER

    September 7, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. Dave

    Wow, kiss of death.

    September 7, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. Samantha

    Obama picked the only two Democrats who are more unpopular than him to campaign with. What kind of thinking is that? All three of them are a disaster. That's why the pollsters are predicting the GOP will pick up 40+ votes in mid-term. The donkey is surely the right symbol for the Democrats this year.

    September 7, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  19. Orlando Patriot

    Oh this is going to be hilarious!! Larry, Curly, and Moe to headline a fundraiser. Let me guess – there will be consant references to the economy being "George Bush's fault"!! These people are career politicians who have learned over the years to "blame someone else". The only problem is they have had COMPLETE control and have passed virtually EVERYTHING their little hearts have EVER desired and the economy is doing a nosedive.

    When it is THEIR policies creating an economic callapse what in the heck are they to do? BLAME GEORGE BUSH!! The people of this country are not that stupid and you can't go to the well with that nonsense anymore and be taken seriously. This administration (and the Democrat Congress) have KILLED this economy and nobody is to blame except OBAMA, REID, and PELOSI!!

    September 7, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  20. Agnes

    I have not forgotten the back room deals Pelosi, Reid, Dean et al have foisted upon the citizens of this country; most notably our current president a puppet to the puppet masters. Fundraising together again – what spoils will be divied up this time?

    September 7, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  21. Jeff from Va

    Does anyone wonder where all this money is coming from, I am talking about both sides, Political spending has gotten out of hand, both sides are guilty. You know that this money is coming from "Special Interest" groups, and that is the problem.

    September 7, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  22. JANUARY 20, 2013 - THE END OF AN ERROR

    The Three Stooges = Obama, Pelosi and Reid

    September 7, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  23. Tee

    It would NOT be in REIDs best interest to be hanging out with Obama.

    September 7, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  24. Shibumi

    It will be like a Three Stooges Redux. Libtards are soooooooo darn funny. I can see November from my porch!!!!!! Bring it on.

    September 7, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  25. Rrobert

    Eeeeeeuck! You really can tell alot about someone by the company they keep.

    September 7, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
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