San Jose, California (CNN) - President Barack Obama says when it comes to this year's midterm elections, Democrats have a problem: they don't vote.
"Democrats have a congenital defect when it comes to our politics, and that is we like voting during presidential years and during the midterms we don't vote. And so you already have lower voting totals during the midterms, and it's our folks that stay home," the President said a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Jose, California Thursday night.
Los Angeles (CNN) - Faced with difficult odds in November's midterm elections, President Obama's trying to fire up the base, and energize major donors to the Democratic party as he makes a major fundraising swing along the West Coast.
"My main message to all of you is feel a sense of urgency about this election. This is my last campaign, and I'm going to put everything I've got into it, but I need you to feel that this is just as important, because we can't afford to wait until 2016," the President said at a fundraiser in Los Angeles Wednesday night for both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.