[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/04/art.obama.0203.gi.jpg caption="President Obama is scheduled to attend two DNC events Thursday."]Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama plays the role of fundraiser-in-chief Thursday evening, as he delivers remarks at two events for the Democratic National Committee.
The president is scheduled to speak and take questions at a DNC fundraising reception at the Capitol Hilton in the nation's capitol in the early evening. A few hours later Obama is expected to speak at a DNC fundraising dinner at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
A Democratic party source tells CNN that the two events could bring in around $2.5 million dollars.
The DNC had $13.2 million in the bank and carried a debt of $4.7 million as of the beginning of the year. The DNC's counterpart, the Republican National Committee, had $8.4 million in the bank and no debt as of January 1, putting both party committees on an equal financial footing as the 2010 midterm elections cycle heats up.
The president has another party event Saturday, when he will headline the DNC's winter meeting in Washington.
–CNN Political Editor Mark Preston contributed to this report
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