September 20th, 2010
07:50 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama to headline DNC fundraiser Monday

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Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to Philadelphia on Monday to not only try and keep the state's open Senate seat in Democratic hands but to also raise funds for his party.

CNN learned Friday that Obama will be the main attraction at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. The DNC has committed to spending $50 million to help Democratic candidates running in this year's midterm elections.

While in Philadelphia Monday, the president teams up at a separate fundraiser for Rep. Joe Sestak - the party's Senate nominee.

The president's visit will come one week after Vice President Joe Biden headlined a Sestak fundraiser in the Philadelphia area. Sestak also teamed up with former President Bill Clinton at a campaign event that same day.

Last year, the former admiral and two-term congressman from southeast Pennsylvania challenged Republican turned Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter for their party's nomination. Obama and Biden both supported Specter. But Sestak survived a nasty intra-party battle and defeated Specter in the May 18 primary.

Sestak finds himself trailing former Rep. Pat Toomey, the Republican Senate nominee, in both campaign cash and in the polls.

Also Monday, Obama will participate in an hourlong CNBC-sponsored town-hall meeting at Washington's Newseum.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Fed Up

    How wonderful that there is nothing more important than fund raising happening in this country. Good job!

    September 20, 2010 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  2. bill

    get after them mr president.we will help get the word out.its time for gop tea party to expire. truth and average americans are on your side.

    September 20, 2010 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  3. stufit

    Absolutely the worst president in our history, but he is really good at shaking money from the dope addicts and unions. So was Blago.

    September 20, 2010 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  4. Buyers Remorse

    That's all he knows how to do, campaign, oh yeah, I forgot, vacation and ruin the economy too.

    September 20, 2010 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  5. sian rose

    Joe, Joe, Joe...surely this isn't the same man who threw party leader including the President under the bus just a few weeks ago.

    September 20, 2010 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  6. Marie MD

    Just remind everyone about mcnasty's pandora box disaster. Evoking the half term governor's name is enough to bring in money from the dead!!
    Go President Obama!!!

    September 20, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  7. D.

    I think our President should have fundraiser for Food Banks throughout the country with S20.00 luncheons at every city he attends for the big dinner amounts. It would be a double edge swored and more Americans could hear him too.

    September 20, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |