Obama to raise big bucks on GOP primary night
January 31st, 2012
11:03 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama to raise big bucks on GOP primary night

Washington (CNN) – On the same night the political world closely watches the outcome of Florida’s Republican primary, President Obama is engaging in some below-the-radar fundraising that will likely net his campaign and the Democratic National Committee well over $2 million.

The president has two fundraisers lined up on Tuesday night in the Washington area, one at the St. Regis Hotel and the other at a private residence in the tony Maryland suburb of Chevy Chase, according to a Democratic official.


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    Mr. President, since Willard wants to imitate you so badly, you should come out rapping some Pac or Biggie. Let's see what he does then.

    January 31, 2012 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. LIP

    Do you suppose there will be any rich Democrats there or are we to believe that they are only rich fat Republicans in the top 1%.
    What would be nice is if Obama is going to continue to villify the rich, is that he would be a little more specific as to who is rich and who is middle class. The line is so blurry that it would seem that anyone struggling to make something of themselves, working hard all their lives for something other than food stamps and a "hand out", is automatically cast as welathy if they drive a nice car or live in a nice home. A wealthy Democrat congressman from Minnesota during an NPR broadcast made a statment about the rich and described them as people that drive BMWs and Mercedes. Hell, buy a Chevy or Ford and you can find cars that are just as expensive as those I just mentioned.
    The Middle class needs to stand up and put a stop to this class warfare by letting their Democratic congressman know they can be replaced if this line continues.

    January 31, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. george of the jungle

    hope you raise a bundle Mr President. We need it against the repo rich guys running. Obama/Biden 2012

    January 31, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. PA_outofwork

    No doubt, all of the “Green Energy” companies run by Obama bundlers that are going bankrupt with taxpayer dollars will be donating the tax payer dollars to the Obama campaign.

    January 31, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  5. unsub

    did allan "the flattop" west really yell for prez obama to "get the hell out of the U.S"??

    January 31, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  6. Sista in DC

    I'm am so giving my boy some money! Kick GOP butt!

    January 31, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  7. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Yes, I'm sure these two places will be mobbed with people donating $10 and $20 dollar bills! In packets of 20,000 that is....

    Yes, Obama sure is the President of the 1% but you wouldn't know it from his bogus speeches.

    January 31, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. mrdeshon

    What can I say that Americans havent said before me. Our political system as well is many in the world is corrupted by special interest on a massive scale. Repub or Demo are owned by these groups. Sadly we hardworking Americans are not served by these politicans. We will continue being fired,foreclosed,&starved until we take back out nation. I wonder if the founding fathers ever thought when they started this nation that the country they fought to begin would be happy knowing our political system was morally bankrupt in every possible way today. Both parties serve one master & Im sad to say we the people are not it. Money is that master. What a shame. May God help us all...

    January 31, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. Jim Colyer

    Flush Obama down the drain.

    January 31, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  10. Fair is Fair

    But I thought all of Obama's campaign cash came from "small donations"...

    January 31, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    He will sell the country, to finance his campaign.......oh wait......he already did that!

    January 31, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  12. Katie

    OBAMA 2012

    January 31, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  13. diridi

    Focus on Middle Class Americans, I shall send you some money....Obama2012.

    January 31, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  14. Ray

    Three yesrs in that is about the only thing we are positive Obama excels at: campaigning and raising money. He sure can't govern.

    January 31, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  15. bill

    Does he ever work?

    January 31, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. Voice of Reason

    Cant we just get the $$money$$ out of politics?

    Outlaw PACs
    Limit spending by each campaign
    Have all primaries on the same day
    All public officials have to make a transcript of meetings with lobbyists public within 24 hours.

    And remove that big 'For Sale' sign from the voters' booth.

    January 31, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |