September 30th, 2010
04:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to spend Thursday night helping party raise money

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will help his party raise money Thursday night.

The president is the main attraction at a small fundraising dinner at a private residence in the nation's capitol. A Democratic Party source tells CNN that the event is expected to bring in around $1 million for the Democratic National Committee.


Obama then heads to a concert at Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall featuring hip-hop artist B.o.B. The Dem source says the sold out event is expected to bring in $750,000 for Gen44, a group housed within the DNC, which the party says is geared towards the "cultivation of a rising generation of Democratic leaders."

The DNC has pledged to spend $50 million this midterm election cycle.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. USHOpe

    We are proud to have such a hard working President. Go Obama!!!!!!

    September 30, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Gen44!! Right on Mr. President! You might be the first, but you're trying to ensure you won't be the last!!

    Great vision while rebuilding our foundation on ROCK not SAND!

    Obama 2012

    September 30, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Rick CT

    What's different between Thursday night and Wednesday night and Tuesday night and most any other night Obama has spent since becoming President.

    September 30, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    I think the news story would really be when Obama takes a night off from campaigning. But like I said before...every minute Obama spends campaigning is another minute he's not growing the Federal Government or spending our great grandchildren's money on things we don't need that don't work anyway.

    September 30, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. jim

    So Obama thinks it's more important to spend his time raising funds for his party than fixing the unemployment in this country.While he's out partying it up with his rich friends soldiers are dying in Afghanistan and he's the only person that can bring them home.And people wonder why he's lost his popularity and the media go on drinking the kool-aid.

    September 30, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "That is a fraction of what the Koch brothers, Valero, and Tesero have spent to make sure we stay dependent on fossil fuels."

    Not to mention what Wall Street banks and financial institutions have spent trying to keep us dependent upon consumer debt products from which they create securities (then derivatives and hedge funds). Function indentured servitude is THE name of the game.

    September 30, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    edit...that should have read "functional indentured servitude"

    September 30, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. We The People Rebellion

    another b. HUSSENI obama vaction, must be a mosque near by so the muslim non-christian can prat to ali., The rebellion is near and We The People will change history and defeat the wanna be hitlers.

    September 30, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  9. Rachel

    Not surprising.

    September 30, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |