Obama to raise big bucks on GOP primary night
January 31st, 2012
10:53 AM ET

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.

About 50 individuals are expected to attend the St. Regis event while 70 will be on hand in Chevy Chase. At both events, the price of admittance starts at $35,800 per couple, with the first $5,000 designated to the president’s reelection effort and the remaining allocated to the Democratic National Committee.

As is the case with most of the president's fundraisers, no cameras will be allowed into either event. The White House has said cameras are only permitted into fundraisers when the president plans to make formal remarks.

Tonight’s events clock in as the 12th and 13th fundraisers the president has attended this month.


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  1. rf924

    "The government faces a fourth year of trillion-plus deficits in 2012, according to new projections released Tuesday—numbers which also show little relief in the future unless Washington comes to grips with needed changes in its tax and spending policies."
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    Heckuva job, Barry....you pathetic loser.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • DPinSEA

      The pathetic losers are in congress, and they are mostly Republicans. There are also a few on here mocking our President for things that he has little control over. Remember its a "tax and spending" problem that was inherited from the former administration, but the GOP steadfastly refuses to address the taxation side of the equation.

      January 31, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • KARL

      You pathetic whiner!

      January 31, 2012 at 11:39 am |
    • Steveo

      The primary culprit is the Congress. They fund the government and can tell the President no anytime they get ready!

      January 31, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • Howard

      The TRILLION DOLLAR+ deficit is front page news on other outlets and websites ... and you can't even find it on CNN !!!
      More proof, that CNN is in the tank for Obama ... along with all the Obama stooges who post their as s kissing Obama blogs here.

      January 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • Howard

      the suckers donate to obama...while Michelle obama drops $50,000.00 in a dress shop in NY, tieing up trafic for blocks. Now his reelection team is out with credit card swipers for donating...this guy has no shame. If he were principaled he would resign for the mess and division he has created...but, like all power mongers he will spend a billion dollars to hold on to POWER, say and do all he can to do so.

      January 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Fla.Pete

      Another Repub piece of crap with the usual no ideas.You people,if POTUS cured cancer,you'd still cry like a baby with 3 days of diaper rash...Why don't you and your Repub candidates take that money from the superpacs and get a group labotamy,they're cheaper in bulk....

      February 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  2. Tired of republican lies

    Go get 'em Mr. President!!! I just sent you a check this weekend. :)

    January 31, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • Howard

      You, and Obama say the economy is getting better ... but everybody I talk to says the opposite. You see, they are experiencing the reality of paying double at the gas pump, much more at the grocery store ... while their dollars drop in value, they can't find jobs, and their homes are sinking in value. I think Americans believe the reality they are experiencing every day, over the phony statistics and polls, coming out of the self-serving White House ... everybody except for Obama stooges, like you.

      January 31, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
      • Phil in KC

        Gas prices were highest in 2008 – Bush's last year in office. My personal fortunes have turned around as well. Instead of being in an low-paying contracting job – or unemployed – I am now in a regular full-time job. Our family income is the highest it's ever been. I have not noticed significantly higher prices at the store, either. So your argument falls flat, as far as I'm concerned.

        January 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • King Beavington

        It is clear that the Republicans are starting to realize that they are not going to defeat President Obama, It is sad how bitter they are and surprising that they blame the President for the mess that the last Repub administration created.

        January 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
      • Fla.Pete

        Hey Howard,do you remember what gas was before Bush,Ha...Bush doubled the price,constantly claiming terrorist pipebombings,etc every day.So quit smoking that trash ya got from Faux,and do some research,you're sounding REALLY DUMB,PERIOD....

        February 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  3. Boomer

    You go Obama. We REALLY need you to stay in the white house.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  4. george of the jungle

    lets replace the repo congress while we are at it. Sent money last month will do the same next month.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • Steveo

      You need to start cleaning house on the left as well! You keep forgetting the obstruction of Pelosi and Reid! We lack statesmen but have an over abundance of politicians!

      January 31, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  5. KARL

    "Newt receives and infusion of $5 million..." "Romney outspend Newt 4 to 1..." "Romney's self worth is twice the combine wealth of the last eight President..."

    It's amazing those on the Right lambaste this President for participating in fundraising. I guess they want him to simply lay down as they trample him to a Presidential victory. Well! It's not going to happen. To rf924, just sent a check because of your remark. Thank you for reminding me how pathetic the Right has become.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • Howard

      Obama and his self serving propagandists have succeeded in poisoning the reputations of many, in their efforts to eliminate all who oppose him. They would be unable to succeed in their evil, ugly efforts, if not for the blind and stupid complicity of the biased main stream media, and stooges, like the bloggers here, who always demonize his detractors, no matter how true their accusations. Obama is a thin skinned egomaniac, who gets worse, with each measure of additional power he gains.

      January 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
      • BostonBill

        As evidenced by what?

        January 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • max

        Wrong man...you must be speaking about someone else....I just contributed because of your poisonous remarks!!!

        January 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • NOvember 2012

      haven't heard about the right carrying credit card swipers and putting the arm on people who can't afford to contribute any thing.

      January 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  6. ryan

    Go get 'em Mr. President!!!!

    January 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  7. eunice a

    YOU GO PRESIDENT OBAMA -– YOU GO MY VOTE 2012

    January 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  8. 4 More Years!!!

    Obama/Biden for re-election in 2012!!!

    January 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  9. jsmoulder

    Of coarse he is going to raise big money, he is friends with all the rich he wants to tax more.

    January 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  10. Phil in KC

    What better way to get them to give than to raise the specter of the Republican candidate doing well in FL?

    January 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  11. NOvember 2012

    the suckers donate to obama...while Mz obama drops $50,000.00 in a dress shop in NY, tieing up trafic for blocks. Now his reelection team is out with credit card swipers for donating...this guy has no shame. If he were principaled he would resign for the mess and division he has created...but, like all power mongers he will spend a billion dollars to hold on to POWER, say and do all he can to do so.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  12. Yuri

    If BHO wins in 2012, he oughta need to meet w/ the congress and the senate at least once a week. No more cockamamee of leading from the side or back.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    • max

      Didn't you get the GOP memo...they don't want to meet...they have plans to let his administration fail...where were you?

      January 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  13. in his dreams

    well when the DNC sponsors an illegal who is not qualified it just shows you that a storm is coming and the outcome will not look pretty for them or obama, even if he wins he loses, because obama has under estimated the will of the people to be free from this wanna be dictator, a storm is coming

    January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • BostonBill

      Are you guys still harping about that? Give it up. He was elected and he may well do it again. I would like you to specifically point out what is "dictatorial". Get back to me in about an hour after you take your medication.

      January 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • max

        Good one Bill...heeheehee!!!

        January 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  14. A patriot

    I've just started my bi weekly donation and will continue through the election. Every republican member of congress should return their paycheck for the past year, because they did absolutely nothing, OBAMA 2012!

    January 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  15. jerrylax

    obama is in panic. He began crafting his state of the union speech last fall, even had seal team six knock off nine Africans to rescue a religious zealot and european anthropologist(who's country would have none of it). He knows if he don't get the youth vote he does not have a chance... He don't have a chance, these young voters will stay home...were they sit unemployed and without hope. The obama experiment is over. NObama 2012!

    January 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • Fla.Pete

      Hey Exlax,ya don't stop stepping in your own crap,wake up and go take a nap,moron...

      February 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
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