Obama to Vermont and Maine for fundraisers
March 30th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama to Vermont and Maine for fundraisers

(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to Vermont and Maine Friday to help bring in campaign cash for his re-election bid.

The president will be the main attraction at two events in Vermont, one of the most Democratic states in the country, and at two more in Maine, a state then-presidential candidate Obama won by 18 points in the 2008 election.

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The four events are the last fundraisers the president's scheduled to attend by Saturday, the last day of fundraising in the first quarter. The numbers are bound to be scrutinized by pundits and political operatives as the 2012 election heats up.

The Obama Victory Fund, which is shared by the Obama re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee, brought in around $45 million in February.

Obama's first stop Friday, a fundraising luncheon in Burlington, Vermont, will be followed by an event at the University of Vermont.

According to a Democratic source with knowledge of the fundraisers, around 100 people are expected to attend the luncheon, with tickets starting at $7,500 per person. Approximately 4,500 supporters are expected to attend the event at the University of Vermont, which will feature a musical performance by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, with tickets for student activists available for $44 and general admission tickets starting at $100 per person.

The president will then head to Portland, Maine, where he'll deliver remarks at a reception at Southern Maine Community College, followed by an evening fundraising dinner at the Portland Museum of Art. The source said the event at the community college is expected to draw approximately 1,800 people, with the same ticket prices as the event at the University of Vermont. Approximately 130 supporters will attend the evening's dinner where tickets start at $5,000 per person.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    Obama fundraising? Sigh... well, at least he's doing something he's competent to do.

    March 30, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It will be hard to over come the $500 million that the turd blossom Rove and the Kochs have promised Mittens. Along with the swift boaters and the other billionaires who will also give Mittens millions. In return, Mittens will give them far more back in tax breaks.

    March 30, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Lady Fair – Have you ever watched any American owned media? It appears you have no clue when it comes to the truth of our president's accomplishments.

    March 30, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  4. Obama's Snake Oil on Sale - Git yur lies and deceit here!!

    HEY HEY!!! These are official Presidential visits discussing vital national policies like how to find another way to force Obamacare onto you suckers. That way I can get YOU to pay for the trip and then sneak in a load of money grubbing in the process. Yeah baby, I know how to work the system. Hope & Change baby, hope and change! Smoke and mirrors out...

    March 30, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Will all the union members and leaders be calling in sick to work so they can go fill Obama's pockets in tribute to all the money and companies he has handed over to them over the last 3 years?

    March 30, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I guess we all should have known that Fox, foreign owned media with a hint of Saudi, and their viewers, would wage the biggest war of hate and misinformation ever, against President Obama. Fortunately, the majority of people have the right wingnut hate group figured out.

    March 30, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. cali girl

    Here come the repugs blasting the President for earning money. I am with you Wire, the fatcats will pad Robmey all the way. The RNC is set to give Robmey all the money, so the other GOP runners for congress will get no help from their own party.

    March 30, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Lady Fair – You posted earlier that you give more credence to the supreme court. Remember, they gave us little Bush 5 – 4, the citizens united 5 – 4, and if they vote down ACA 5-4, it is because they have violated their sworn oath to uphold the constitution.

    March 30, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  9. Republican Not Voting for Romney

    Pew Poll today shows Obama leading Romney among women by 20 points, by an incredible 31 points among women under 50

    March 30, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. Scef

    I've noticed a lot more repubs posting as the polls swing in favor of the dems. I guess this is all that they have since they realized that they are in deep doodoo. On to the social issues, name calling and lies, our clueless oppressed followers will fall forthis again.

    March 30, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  11. livingston

    I have been around a long time and I have seen more then a few incumbents run for re-election. They all went on fund raising trips. Did you say the same things and have the same outrage when your candidate was running? Thought not.

    March 30, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  12. The REAL Truth

    Based on what I've seen from the SCOTUS over the last few years (including Bush 43, Citizens United and corporations are "people") I put more credence in winning the Lottery than I do with them coming to any sound legal decision.

    March 30, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. Fair is Fair

    "Lady Fair – You posted earlier that you give more credence to the supreme court."
    Yeah, Wire. I trust THEIR opinion more than YOURS. So share with me where you went to law school, when you passed the bar, what type of law you practice, and what judgeships you held and maybe I'll be convinced otherwise.

    March 30, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    Fair is Fair

    Obama fundraising? Sigh... well, at least he's doing something he's competent to do
    One of your more "insightful" posts Fair? How indulgent is CNN to post such tripe.

    March 30, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  15. Four and The Door

    It will take hundreds of millions of dollars to try and fabricate some kind of issue to build the Obama 2012 campaign around. It may be class distinction, women's rights, personal attacks on the Republican nominee, whatever...anything but The Economy. Because this is what Obama loses on.

    Romney 2012

    March 30, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  16. NRC

    Wire Palladin, I a curious, how is being on a non stop funding tour excused by the fact that the GOP has a lot of money too? He needs to focus on doing his job and making a difference in peoples lives. He promised us that he would be different than other Presidents and he has shown me only the same. P.S. I voted for him the first time. I hate the politics as usual explanation because he was supposed to be different.

    March 30, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    "One of your more "insightful" posts Fair? How indulgent is CNN to post such tripe."
    This from someone who posts nothing but race-baiting dogma? Please.

    March 30, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  18. Gerry

    I don't see romney winning this at all. Personally if I was to vote republican I would have only voted for Ron Paul...

    March 30, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. John

    Campaigning / fundraising / comunity organizing, all things Obama can do. Running a country, building an economy, creating jobs, all Obama failures and we the American people suffer. November 2012 is coming!

    March 30, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  20. Dave

    Go Prez, you are up against a vicious fiflthy rich dodge draftin tabby nacke who LOVES to ship jobs overseas & repress minority & elderly votes, especially in the swing stae of Florida. Mr Personalitys only shot at beatin The Prez is by sheer Comunist ways like China have. Surpressing votes is the only way Mitt has a shot so thats what he is doing in Florida & all around this great Country.

    March 30, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "Sigh... well, at least he's doing something he's competent to do."

    Indeed. He has proven masterfully adept at kicking the GOP's/Teatrolls' waspnest, sending them into a temper tantrum hivemind extremist hissy fit that eventually backfires and then whooping them like redheaded step children in the polls.

    March 30, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  22. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    NRC it is really sad that you don't see the GLARING difference this President has made and represents. The laws he has passed speak volumes as to where his committment and allegiance are. The fact that he was willing to commit the poltiical suicide that both Democratic and Rethuglican presidents alike shunned because they chose instead to keep the status quo in order to get their second term (yeah, we're talking about Health Care Reform here) speaks volumes about the high quality individual currently inhabiting 1600 Pennsylvanai Ave. And oh yes, by the way, that ACA that he signed into law was one of his platforms when he ran for President. He kept that promise and others. Every President seeking re-election campaigns and fundraises. Don't fall into the unibrow, share-a-tooth-crowd of mental and societal midgets that would deny him this ALSO. He's our President NOT our prisoner.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    March 30, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  23. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    Fair is Fair

    "One of your more "insightful" posts Fair? How indulgent is CNN to post such tripe."
    This from someone who posts nothing but race-baiting dogma? Please
    Ooooh! The RACE card pulled out by people like you to shut up people like me. Poor try and no dice.

    March 30, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |