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Obama Campaign Launches Last-Minute Money Drive

The Obama campaign is making a desperate final fundraising lunge to get the books looking as good as possible as the first quarter comes to a close Saturday night, with Obama himself doing four fundraisers today while his campaign sends out nonstop calls for cash. The intense activity comes amid a backdrop of somewhat disappointing Obama fundraising totals. Obama supporters have in recent days been

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Obama State Dinner Recalls Clinton Coffee Klatches

One out of nine guests expected at last night’s State Dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron are helping finance President Obama’s reelection campaign, according to an analysis by ABC News. The event is reminiscent of the infamous Clinton White House “Coffee Klatches” at which previous or prospective Democratic donors were invited to meetings with Bill Clinton. While technically Obama’s use of the White House

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Obama Raises $29.1 Million in January

The Obama campaign announced by Twitter today that it raised $29.1 million in January alone for itself and Democratic organizations. The amount is a significant sum that would put it ahead of its fundraising pace fore previous quarters. Obama raised a large chunk of the money at 15 fundraisers he held in January, a torrid pace that shows no sign of letting up in February.

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Obama Raising $1M-Plus From Native Americans

President Obama this afternoon is in Washington raising more than $1 million from Native Americans. Tickets “start” at $15,000, and about 70 people are expected to attend. From the pool report: In less than 5 minutes motorcade was at the swank Mandarin. This group of donors is the Native American Leadership Council; the pool is holding outside the ballroom and several men with beaded neck-pieces

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Obama to Host Four Fundraisers in One Day

President Obama will hold an incredible four fundraisers today, spending five and a half hours on the ground in Manhattan rounding up cash from his well-heeled backers in the capital of liberaldom. Obama has been on a fundraising blitz since the start of the year – and the end of a disappointing final quarter of 2011, which concluded with campaign manager Jim Messina scolding donors

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Messina Scolds Slack Obama Donors

Obama Campaign Chairman Jim Messina gave President Obama’s supporters a bit of his mind this morning, scolding them in video and email messages for failing to pony up enough cash for Obama’s reelection effort. “We have a challenge I want to talk to you about . . . that keeps coming up,” a perturbed looking Messina said in the video, which you can see below.

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Obama Fundraising Declines Again

The Obama campaign raised more than $42 million for itself and more than $24 million for the Democratic National Committee, with the total amounting to over $68 million, Obama 2012 Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced this morning. The sum is another decline for the campaign, which had raised a total of $70 million in the third quarter and $86 million in the second quarter of

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Reggie Love Starts Raising Money for Obama

Reggie Love, who just recently resigned his post as President Obama’s personal aide, has dived right into fundraising for the Obama campaign, sending a message to the Obama 2012 email list asking for money. Love, who as the president’s “body man” trailed him closely in order to provide for any incidental need that might arise, implored Obama supporters to make a donation and be enrolled

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Obama Skirts His Ban on Cash from Lobbyists

A great piece from the New York Times today, the type of reporting that we haven’t seen enough of when it comes to President Obama. It seems Obama has been allowing people who are lobbyists in all but name only to bundle millions of dollars in donations for him, essentially violating his pledge not to take money from them. At least 15 of Mr. Obama’s

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Obama Fundraising Tastes Great, But Less Filling

President Obama in 2011 has attended more than twice as many presidential campaign fundraisers as George W. Bush had by this time in 2003 – the year before his reelection in 2004 – but has raised less money than Bush for his campaign. Obama has been electioneering and fundraising at a torrid pace in recent weeks. White House officials say he is making up for

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Dr. Obama Makes a Diagnosis

From the pool report Tuesday night at a fundraiser in Denver: Early in Obama’s remarks, someone in the audience appeared to have fainted. Obama asked if there was an EMT. “Make sure she’s OK… I think she’ll be fine,” he said. “And, Michael, this is no reflection on the length of your introduction.” Pool couldn’t see how it resolved, but a Democratic official said someone

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No Photos, Please, of Obama’s L.A. Fundraisers

The White House wants you to see President Obama bash the rich, and everyone in the press corps is invited to cover the various rallies and speeches where he claims average people can’t get a break and the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share of taxes. What the White House doesn’t want you to see is Obama schmoozing the rich so that he can pocket

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