Obama event for Congressional Dems brought in $3.25 million
April 4th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama event for Congressional Dems brought in $3.25 million

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's fundraising swing through the Bay Area Wednesday netted $3.25 million for the group tasked with electing Democrats to the House.

The event was Obama's first fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this year, and the first of the 2014 election cycle.

The DCCC currently has $7.6 million cash on hand.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Ed1

    Obama knows how to raise money but doesn't have a clue about being a leader.

    Obama is really kind to give 5% of his salary back what a joke he continues to be.

    I think it's about time for him to win another Nobel prize it could be for spending money he doesn't have or how to be the best snake oil salesman in the world.

    The 51% that voted him in doesn't have much in the brain department that's why he approved $110 million to map the 51% so they can get the other 49% to vote for his party too.

    April 4, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  2. just askin

    so did the us taxpayers pay for this democrat fund raiser travel again???!!!

    April 4, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    That is hallowed ground that he's standing on. That's where the naval academy of Starfleet Headquarters will be located, along with the General Assembly of the United Federation of Planets.

    April 4, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The campaign to take total control of America, is fully underway, with the dictator to stay in power.

    April 4, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. jtainfla

    to just asking– did the taxpayers pay for the fundraisers george bush attended.?? Gee, what a dumba$$ you are !!!

    April 4, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. KJ

    Air Force One flew him there to raise money for the Dems – I think the Dems should fork over the cost for the flight and all related costs so as not to put it on the purse strings of a floudering US economy for his own personal interest and that of his party.

    April 4, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. Guest

    Amazing that so many will pay so much to listen to a speech yet not hold him accountasble for our failing national policies. Who says liberals arent about big corporate money?? Damn, fooled again!

    April 4, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  8. Ray E. (Georgia)

    News Alert !,
    Only 6 more days until the Obama Budget is announced 1 I can hardly wait. Are there any real democrats left ??

    April 4, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Donna

    Looks like Obama is hurrying out to the Gay Capital of the World to cash in on all that "evolution" on Gay marriage. Wake up America. Rich Hollywood and California elite are calling the shots in Washington. Get out in vote in 2014 or lose your country forever.

    April 4, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. GaryS

    Thanks Obama for raising money for the Democratic party using public tax money during a budget crisis.
    Excellent example of do as I say not as I do. Stop wasing taxpayer monies on your fundraisers jack hole.

    April 4, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  11. truth hurts but reality bites

    This needs to stop.

    We need to pass laws requiring that all government expense be reimbursed whenever politcial campaign events or fund rasiers are involved. There is no way that the US taxpayers should be paying millions so Obama can raise money for the Democrats instead of doing his job. Obama has totally abused this with the number of these trips over the last 4 years and wlll continue to do so for another 4 years.

    This has to stop. The country is going broke.

    April 4, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. Wake up People!

    Rich Hollywood, would that be anything like the Reagans, the movie stars???

    April 4, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. hammer

    its funny just came from downtown san francisco would like to know how much the people in san francisco lost trying to get to work with all the streets blocked off all the the police and streetworkers and personal he gained 3.5 million in 6 million out good math

    April 4, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Get out in vote in 2014 or lose your country forever.
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    How about you go back to grade school and use proper grammar.

    April 4, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Air Force One flew him there to raise money for the Dems – I think the Dems should fork over the cost for the flight and all related costs so as not to put it on the purse strings of a floudering US economy for his own personal interest and that of his party.
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    As if Bush never did the same thing. I know I know. IOKIYAR.

    April 4, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  16. MTATL67

    Shows how much voters want the GOP out. I am proud to have donated and will continue to donate all the way into 2014/2016. The Republican party has been given chance after chance and what did they do. Did they improve anything NO they wasted those chances with obstructionism. They have no more chances. They will be voted out in 2014/2016

    April 4, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |