President ends day with fundraisers
President Obama speaks to a crowd at a DNC event at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas last week.
May 16th, 2011
11:11 AM ET

President ends day with fundraisers

From CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Mark Preston

WASHINGTON (CNN) - After a travel-filled day, President Barack Obama ends his day with some pure politics.

The president will headline two fundraisers in the nation's capitol Monday night. The first is a dinner at the St. Regis hotel in downtown Washington, with the second a reception at the Capitol Hilton, which is located across the street from the St. Regis.

A Democratic source with knowledge of the events says approximately 650 people will attend the two events, and adds that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, will introduce the president at the reception.

Also helping to introduce Obama is Ernie Green, a member of the "Little Rock Nine," a group of African-Americans who in 1957 were the first black students ever to attend classes  at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

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Topics: 2012 Election • DNC • fundraiser • The News

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Jerome

    His time in office is shaping up to match his time as a Senator. Couple of years of half-*** effort and then on to the campaigning.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • John

      This is what they all do. Our leaders have been out of touch for quite some time. We the people need to vote all of them out until they finally get the message. People like McCain and Reid should have been gone during the last election.
      This guy needs to go in 2012, but I will be holding my nose voting for just about anyone else.

      May 17, 2011 at 7:11 am |
    • emmy skadittle

      i seem to remember gw spending a LOT of time at his ranch

      May 17, 2011 at 9:44 am |
      • John

        Some people work from home. Some people travel to other countries with their families, or play golf every weekend, or play basketball during the week in the back yard, or have parties once a month (or more), or travel around the country and raise money...

        May 17, 2011 at 10:07 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Yes, true, and the Liberals complained about that at the time. Now that Barry does the same thing the hypocritical Liberals do what? They still find a way to blame President Bush.

        May 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  2. app

    He was only selected president because he looked presidential; Thats all. no experience behind him; nothing, nada. Just an ordinary empty suit.

    May 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  3. Patrick from Minnesota

    Let's be honest. ALL political campaigns are way too expensive.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  4. emmy skadittle

    I hate the morons that spout off that he is wasting time, as if campaigning is not part of the job requirement. Its not like his republican competitors are just sitting around

    May 17, 2011 at 9:43 am |
    • John

      I agree. This is a deep routed problem for all of them. But, we need to remember he is the president and he doesn't have anyone running against him from his own party. He began his campiagn months before anyone else.

      May 17, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  5. maikl

    I am sorry, but i vote for Obama. Not in 2012.

    May 17, 2011 at 10:06 am |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    How's he starting his campaign before anyone else? He hasn't been out on 'the stump'; talking to voters at townhall meetings or anything. Do you call raising money for his potential campaign, 'CAMPAIGNING'? That's exactly what most of the other candidates are doing! RAISING MONEY! Well, at least the ones left, who may not be afraid of karma! Everyone knows what goes, around comes around. In simpler words, even in 'old school' childhood vinacular; 'GOD don't like ugly'! And it's been REAL ugly!

    May 17, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Even Barry says he is out campaigning. But watch Liz, she will now flip-flop and defend him for campaigning. She just blows in the wind. Jumping to Barry's defense on any subject, right or wrong, up or down. If someone says any thing that she thinks is bad she will take the opposite stand.

      May 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  7. Liz in Carter in Georgia

    Show me where PresidentObama said he was campaigning, Jay! I REALLY don't think I'm flip-floping, but as usual you're welcome to your ongoing hate and discontent of me defending my PRESIDENT, OK? And as long as there are people like you out here spreading vicious hate-filled gossip, trying to stir and conjure up even more divisiveness and disdain, I will continue to defend him to the best of my knowledge and ability! You can just keep defending your 'President' Bush! He and Cheney made need it soon! LOL!

    May 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm |