April 29th, 2010
04:27 PM ET
10 years ago

President helps party bring in bucks

Washington (CNN) – President Obama lends a helping hand to his party Thursday night, as he attends a fundraiser in the nation's capitol.

According to a Democratic source, the dinner, held at a private residence, is expected to bring in over a $1 million for the Democratic National Committee.

Earlier this month, the president headlined two fundraisers in Los Angeles for the DNC and Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, and two party fundraisers in Miami. A Democratic source says those four events brought in at least $5.5 million.

In mid-May, the president travels to New York to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to another Democratic source.

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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. obama victim

    wasn't it Obozo who was going to "get the money out of politics'??

    April 29, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. Obama the liar

    ...And the bribes continue, Obama style.

    April 29, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  3. 8 Years of the Bush Error = Recession and Record Unemployment for ? Years.

    That is a lot of money that has been donated by "50% of the non-tax paying entitlement parasites".

    Looks like Dems do work and earn a good living, unlike the picture painted by the neo-cons.

    April 29, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. gt

    i wish he worked for the american people as hard as he does to get people elected then maybe the unemployment wouldnt be 10 %

    April 29, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  5. Ken in NC

    I hope the Democratic Party does not forget to send Thank You NOtes to "Half Gov. Sarah Palin", J.D. Hayworth and many others in the Republican Party who contributed through their "GAFFS" in an effort to drive people to the ranks of the Democratic Party. They need to send a special Thank You to the Gov. of Arizona and the Arizona Legislature.

    April 29, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. Jamie

    "President helps party bring in bucks." Wow, I didn't know he was a deer hunter. This should help his standing with the NRA.

    April 29, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. No More Incumbents

    The fund-raiser-in-chief strikes again. There's change you can believe in. None. After all, it's all about Obama and the Democratic party.

    April 29, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    @ Obama the Liar

    I see you've had your daily dose of haterade. How's that drill baby drill working out for ya?

    April 29, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  9. Brian

    Hey Obama the Liar – get over it, the GOP holds fundraisers too – that is how the system works. Of course, you must have been thinking about the GOP went you referenced bribes, right?

    April 29, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  10. joshua, Baltimore

    Play nice now Dutch. You don't have to make them look dumber than they already are. Lmao

    April 29, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  11. Four and The Door

    These are great. I hope he can schedule in Democratic fundraisers all over the country 7 days a week.

    Any day he is preoccupied with something other than dreaming up new entitlements or new government growth programs is a good day for the American taxpayer.

    April 29, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  12. Steve (the real one)

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA April 29th, 2010 4:57 pm ET
    @ Obama the Liar
    I see you've had your daily dose of haterade. How's that drill baby drill working out for ya?
    Don't get too excited, Dutch. 2 weeks prior to the rig incident, Obama was talking about opening up the Virginia coast for off shore drilling! Forgot that didn't you?

    April 29, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. thomas

    All you Obama critics should go see
    CASINO JACK and the United States of Money

    This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff—from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah—confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process.
    Then look in the mirror !

    April 29, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  14. Brian from NJ

    I am going to turn Obam's words around him... yesterday he asked if it is possible that someone "makes too much money"... well I am asking him...is it possible that politicians take too much campaign contributions? I know, stupid question.

    Most in this country have it backwards... corporate America is not buying DC. DC is extorting them. Just Lehman Bros, who gave significantly less in campaign contributions than Goldman's... and we all saw how that turned out.

    April 29, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  15. Hows that oil slick coming along drillers?

    Yes we can,and better yet,we will.hahaha

    April 29, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If you can't beat us, join us. There's plenty of room with arms wide open to welcome you to the Democrat Party.

    April 29, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  17. Oseki Otens Evans

    Why on earth do GOP guys still talk? What happened to their 8 years in office with master Cheney and errand dude Bush??? Make my day!

    April 29, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  18. RCasson

    President Obama knows how to raise the money we need to defeat the loons. Nice work!

    April 29, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  19. Bob in PA

    Yep, he is very good at funneling large sumes of money through apparent small donations. I really wish some of you so called investigative reporters out threr would get the guts to follow the money trail of those small donations.

    April 29, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  20. jeff jackson, alabama

    Now I just don't understand this.
    After the election Obama said
    "I am everyone's President."
    He says he is the champ of bipartisanship.
    Well, if that's so why doesn't he
    ever attend a fundraiser for Republicans.
    Now would one of you good democrats
    out there explain to me why he always sides
    against the Republicans but at the same
    time is the CHAMP of bipartisanship.
    But he never ever helps to raise money for
    his Republican friends. And he has never ever
    thought a Republican idea was a good one.
    Makes me think he is just the President of NO !!!

    April 29, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |