Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's heading to Connecticut Thursday late afternoon to help keep a Senate seat in Democratic hands.
The president is scheduled to headline an event for state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the party's Senate nominee. A Democratic source tells CNN that more than 300 people are expected to attend the fundraiser, with tickets priced at $1,000 each.
Later, Obama is expected to be the main attraction at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser being held at a private residence. A separate source with knowledge of the event says the dinner is expected to bring in a little over $1 million.
Blumenthal will face off in November's midterm elections against Republican nominee Linda McMahon. The former pro-wrestling executive has pumped millions of dollars into her bid for the Senate. A Quinnipiac University poll of likely Connecticut voters released earlier this week indicates that McMahon has narrowed Blumenthal's advantage to six points.
The winner will succeed Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, who announced earlier this year that he would not run for a sixth term in the Senate.
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Obama never quit campaigning then why you say Obama back on campaign
CNN you need good caption creator
Much better than a wash-up Pro-Wrestler owner / housewife with absolutely no credentials.
The kiss of death.
Blumenthal needs to call McMahon out on her business ethics. As CEO of the WWE, she's allowed wrestlers to use steroids. This is a very pertinent issue because it clearly shows that this woman has an ethics issue.
Is Obama going to give Blumenthal a fake medal, for his imaginary "service" in Viet Nam ?
Oh wonderful – more of the man with the plan saying "yes we can"... I'll make sure I'm washing my hair or something.
With the poverty rate announcement that in 2009 it went to the highest on record at a little over 14%.It's amazing that a bunch of fat cats would be willing to fork over a $1000 to see a man that is a millionaire talk about sending people to Congress that are responsible for this.
Hey, do what you do best. About all he's good at.
President obama has torn down the cosive buble the repugs had created by giving money to the rich to polute and invest our money abroad leaving our country in ruing. He has build a new platform and now our country is growing again
Obama has never quit campaigning.He's so unqualified for the job!
If Bill O'Reilly can say good things about the President ( that President Obama has done some good since he's been in office) he must be doing something right.
I thought the 2008 election was about electing a president, not a campaigner in chief. His partisan diatribe is getting old ... it should have been put away once he was elected, but it has only intensified. If he wants us to take him seriously, he needs to get serious about the job he was elected to do and quit blaming the opposition for his failure to move forward, especially since he has a MAJORITY right now in both the House and Senate. If he can't progress under the present conditions, how will he do so if the Democrats lose ground in November.
"Obama back on campaign trail Thursday"
TRANSLATION: Obama hands boat anchors and cinder blocks to drowning men.
And the 'Failure In Chief' is off campaigning once again. Flying all over GOD's creation leaving his carbon footprint and costing the taxpayer more money.
Guess when you're inept to do the job you're hired to do, you run out and start campaigning.
VOTE THIS GUY OUT OF OFFICE....he's useless and clueless
obama is always campaigning. That is why the economy is sinking, there are not jobs being created, our world standing has turned into the US being a joke and obama is about as popular as soggy corn flakes.
I like these statements of "Obama back at the campaign trail" like there was a single day since 07 where he was not campaigning ?!???
I thought he had never left the campaign trail....
Obama you need to do everything except what you were elected to do like your job.
If you wouldn't have forced all the give away programs that you have come up with we might not be in debt as much as we have now.
You can't blame everything on Bush to many things have happened on you watch and by your strong arm tacics.
I never knew he was off the campaign trail.
Blumenthal is a bloomin' idiot, just check out his track record and what he has single handedly done to business in his State of Connecticut. He looks like he has a role of nickles stuck up his keester ....Semper Fi Do and Lie!
If Linda McMahon wins over Richard Blumental this Country is in serious trouble. Too many far-out right winger whackjobs running for office and disgruntled, angry, stupid voters think they are going to fix a bad economy by voting in radical ill-informed tbaggers. Sure, that will fix the economy really quick. Right into the abyss, we'll go. Give President Obama a chance. He has two more years left to his first term, and he is making progress even though we don't feel it yet. It could be a lot worse. I think Hillary will run as his V.P. in 2012 and Joe Biden will become SOS, so Hillary and Obama will beat whoever the Republicans could possible come up with, regardless of the combination. I hope Sarah Palin is in the mix for the Republicans. Can you imagine her debating Obama or Hillary??? I would give anything to see/hear that!!
I wonder why all of a sudden the Democrats are not SEPARATING THEMSELVES from President Obama??? I know why – because
DEMOCRATS need to STATE the CASE – UNITE the BASE – in order to WIN that RACE in November, 2010!!!
My Impersonator will NOT approve this message – I am the REAL T'SAH from Virginia!!