California golden for President Obama
June 6th, 2012
12:09 PM ET

California golden for President Obama

(CNN) – Is California President Barack Obama's ATM?

The president heads to California Wednesday for four fund-raisers. It's his third fund-raising swing through the Golden State over the past month.

The president's raised over $44 million in California this cycle, according to data through the end of April from Political MoneyLine. That's nearly $16 million more than the amount Obama's raised in New York, which is second when it comes to contributions for president.

But the fact the Golden State is number one is no surprise.

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Topics: 2012 Election

soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Tom

    just dont cross over to Tabby Nackle Utah. Man you talk about some Racist Bigots!!! Wow after living there for a year, I got Stupi Tired of people always asking what ward Im with or am I LDS. Believe me after the thousanth time of them Bragging about no BLACKs in the Higharcheary in The Cult, You have to go back to the States. Yea , they in my Opinion aint America. What a Whackjob group of people!!!!!!!!!

    June 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
    • Mike

      Bush and Regan took more vacation time than any president so whats the point.

      June 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • Smart Choice

        well deserved vacations. What's your point?

        June 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  2. acdcguy

    Obama has attended more personal fund-raisers than Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined — 154 vs. 94, and he still has 4 months to go........Well, least there's one thing he's good at!!

    June 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
    • Marc

      He is also pretty good at authorizing missions that take out the world's highest level terrorists. Also, you may want to do a little fact checking–94 fundraisers by all those presidents combined is incorrect.

      June 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
      • acdcguy

        You got me Marc......my info was from March…... “compiled statistics about presidential travel and fundraising going back to President Jimmy Carter in 1977, found that Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined….. I tacked on a few but lost count...........sure it’s more than 154......... And who wouldn't give orders to take out terrorist? Any sitting president would, Dem or Repub........but Obama is only one that leaks the info for his own political gain…….

        June 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • the anti-obama

        Yeah...Ask the SEALS what they think about Obama - they can't stand him...all he did was put them at increased risk when he paraded the bin laden killing, and all for the hope of a few votes ....

        Obama is a fools gold...no, wait, he's just a fool.

        June 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
      • Jaquim

        It is funny how ppl that can find one thing wrong will run a mile with it. First he gets in office with more problems then Jimmy, Regan, etc. and we say not good enough. He kill the number one terrorist. The hole reson why we got in debt, gave up our libertys and and spent 10yrs fight and over 5000 soilders dead and now it was easy. Like when bush and his vp could of killed him what happen there? Anyway its just interesting that when ppl hate something they will poke there eye to spite there face. Now i know why we have so many corrupt, out of touch, Congressman. Our goverment is just a reflexion of us. Remember that everyone. I dont agree with everything obama did but everything that goes wrong isnt just obama fought but everyone who decided to do nothing, the ones that thought it was better to gamble with wall street than to invest in this country and its ppl. Now see some of you want that to happen again. Some ppl will sell out there mom to feed there dog. OMG!!!!!

        June 7, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • Tom

      This great country is gonna be cleaning up georgie boys Mess for decades. Imagine him cuttin taxes Big Time for the Rich, Richer & Riches & Makin up Wars under false Pretences & with his stupid redneck chuckle sayin to his Publican posse, Hee Hee, Im not even gonna pay for that little thing in Iraq. Hee Hee, What an incredibly Un Responsible Prez. in 2000, Hey Bro Jeb, Can you fix this & rig it & make me the Man, Sure Bro, No problem, We all no the History of our Country after that...

      June 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
      • John

        Imagine Clinton supporting the Bush tax cuts yesterday. What a nerve to say what is right and go against the lib leaders...

        June 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
      • John

        BTW Tom, it is 2012. We elected a new president almost 4 years ago. This administration has failed so there is no wonder why you libs do not want to talk about the economy. And, to your point, it will take years to fix the damage from THIS ADMINISTRATION. The healthcare mess alone will take years to resolve, especially since the IRS has already hired thousands of "healthcare police officers" that will need to be dealt with. The fact that this administration hired thousands of people and did not wait for the court decision shows their arrogance.
        I am not going to tell you libs what to do, but the election yesterday and the elections before that should be a message. Working America is telling you the direction you are taking is dead wrong. You can choose to ignore it, but it is what it is.

        June 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Clinton was and is for tax breaks for ALL AMERICANS if the tax breaks are continued -not just for the wealthy ones. He said so himself. I heard the interview.

        June 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Careful there Tom,
        We Republicians messed things up so you Liberals could clean up the mess. After you clean up the mess FDR left us and of course that big thinker Lyndon Baines Johnson. So ger a bucket and mop Tom. There is a lot of cleaning to do. Oh, I'm sorry I left out Wisconsin.

        June 7, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  3. John

    Is Cali liberal? Of course they support Obama.

    Given the headline on the front page – I am wondering – were black people insulted because the dems picked Obama? Just another stupid left leaning headline by CNN. What really makes me laugh are the posts from the left saying "yes, Hispanics would be insulted"..
    You libs may want to take a break for a while. I also laugh at the talk about the "Repubs spent 7 to 1, that is why Walker won – WI doesn't mean anything". How much did Obama outspend McCain?

    June 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Yeah, and that little Robo call to voters in Wisconsin that said if you signed the recall petition you didn't need to vote? I'll be looking forward to the Justice Dept. getting to the bottom of that little lyiing thing the Republicans have going.
      Walker needed outside money to get 'er done. A hands down schmuck.

      June 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
      • John

        Sure, let us follow up on the robo calls and ignore the death threats to Walker. Liberal priorities are messed up.
        The union started this fight in WI and they lost BIG. I don't understand it – after all you libs had drums and all those OWS look-a-likes. What you didn't have was every-day working people. Any group would look in the mirror after a bad loss like the one that just happened in WI. But not the dems, we hear from people like O'Donnel on MSDNC how Obama was the big winner in the WI election. LOL!!! Talk about being totally out of touch...

        June 7, 2012 at 11:21 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        And, the death threats to Obama should be investigated, as well. It is horrible that anyone threaten anyone's life. Even, little man Walker.

        June 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  4. mumbledork

    Better than getting one's money from the Kock sucker brothers.

    June 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Steveo

      You sure about that? How about getting money from Soros and the other 1%ers he rails against! Pretty bad!

      June 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
      • John

        How about Jon Stewart? He seems like a fine upstanding lib (or whatever he says he is)....

        June 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
      • Steveo

        Oh wait, Didn't the presient get $1M from Maher? Sorry Mumbledork, I got you beat for the worst....Bill Maher!

        June 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      It's the KocH suckers, to you, sir. And don't you fag-ged-it. I certainly won't.

      June 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  5. Tom

    @ mumbledork WORD!!!! Good One!!!!!!!!!!!!! Funny Funny CNN is truely in Favor of Freedom of Speech, While Everything Sucks & Blows Fox Censors just bout everyone that dont agree with their Doom & Gloom Network!!!!!!!!!! They be bunch of Stupid Ass Biased Idiots!!!!!!!!!!

    June 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • John

      Wrong again. If you could be even a little specific about why Fox is so bad maybe we could help educate you. What do you watch? MSDNC? Now that is non-bias news – LOL!!!!

      June 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
      • Tom

        Hug, Hug, Kiss, Kiss, Love ya Gretta, Love ya Mitt, PLEASE, Yall crack me up & no I dont watch Msnbc. Let not yer heart be twoubled. Two Ton Treason Morris make me laugh too.

        June 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
      • Tom

        Yo John, What up wit dat Stupid Ass Rassmussen Poll???? They Funny Funny Guys, Man you talk about a load of BS. Wisc & Pen Leaning Red, Dey make me Laugh, Hey Rasmussen , Why your nose so Brown after the meeting with the Kochs???? Fox News, EVERYTHUNG SUCKS & EVERYTHING BLOWS!!! The Doom & Gloom Network got funny funny guys.

        June 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
      • Tom

        Yo John, I guess youre right, They sure are some SEVERLY tough Interviews with The Mittster. Wow I just cant believe how tough they are on Romney!!!!!!!!!!!1 Ha Ha Ha You stupid Ass Redneck!!!!!!!!!!!

        June 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        How about asking the Mittster to put his man pants on and giving interviews to other news sources that are interested in asking 'real questions concerning Americans' ?? Oh wait, he is following the quitta from Wasilla's playbook. She lost and so will he because of it.

        June 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
      • John

        Tom, I am right and you just proved it. Every day we get an ignorant poster that talks Fox down WITH NOTHING TO BACK UP WHAT THEY ARE SAYING – just like you. I challenge you and you put up two posts WITH NOTHING TO BACK UP WHAT YOU ARE SAYING..
        BTW, MSDNC, your station, was trying to defend the Times this morning. They basically said "we know they are totally bias, but we love them".

        June 7, 2012 at 6:45 am |
      • John

        Cyn, I think that is an old talking point. Why would Romney want to be interviewed by people who openly state they want the other guy? If I were him, I would not only avoid the press that openly supports Obama now, I would avoid them after I was in office.

        June 7, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        When you narrow your viewing of news to one channel and one source you miss out on a lot of other viewpoints that are just a valid, better, worse, a fuller picture than what you could imagine. Information and variety of ideas and views should not be shunned, it should be embraced as necessary to a free thinking country such as ours. If Mitt can't handle tough questions instead of softballs with hugs and kisses, how will he fair when confronting Mr. Putin? Will you be okay if all is done behind closed doors so Mr. Mitt won't look like a whimp?? I'm not buying his ducking the press. If he is proud of his views, he'll should stand up and say so and why. He doesn't want cross the TeaPartyPubs. 'Cause good-golly-don't-cha-know-they are scary. Mitt should man up and so should you want him to, John.

        June 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  6. Dean

    Throwing money at Obama is a waste.

    June 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  7. MarkGlicker

    Cali is in the bank for Mr. O.

    June 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  8. Tom

    I dont Know, According To Rassmussen its Close. They funny funny guys at Fox...

    June 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • John

      Tom, you are a joke. Now it is the pollsters fault? You libs just spin around and point to assign blame on anything and everything.. Pollsters are pollsters... Why don't you read about fast and furious or Solindra or massave fund raisers, or wars on the church, or wars on big oil, or wars on the rich or something real this administration is actually doing to see what you are actually supporting.. You are on the side of SHarpton, Schultz, Wasserman-Schultz, Reid, Pelosi and their gang. Seeing what you post, you belong with them. Good luck to you.
      Rasmussen Reports and Gallup are the only two firms that produce daily tracking polls. Both measure the President’s Job Approval on a daily basis. Gallup measures the Approval among all adults while Rasmussen measures it among Likely Voters. Generally, polls of all adults produce results that are more favorable to Democrats than polls of Likely Voters[7]. However, the ratings produced by both firms are quite similar and show the same trends[citation needed].

      June 7, 2012 at 6:55 am |
      • Jaquim

        I think you just like to talk talk talk about nothing. You havnt said why you like Mitt. I know why i like obama, why you like mitt? What do you get out of being on his jock?

        June 7, 2012 at 11:26 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        John, sounds like you have an issue with all the campaign spending allowed under the Supreme Courts decision called Citizens United. I think it stinks, too.. All this money drowns out ALL of our voices. WE need to reverse Ciltizens United that now allows 'Big Money' to spend millions upon millions to influence our elections.

        June 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  9. MaryM

    And CA will have alot more fund raisers for President Obama . Thanks to Karl Roves citizens united, It will not take a BILLION dollars to win an election.

    Way to go, supreme court. you really messed up that one .

    June 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • MaryM

      correction, it will NOW take a billion dollars

      June 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  10. MalibuChick

    The A S S has decided to, once again, land in LA during rush hour, so he can drive his motorcade down the 405 freeway (a parking lot on a good day). He does this so he can have dinner, oblivious to the people who will not get home to their dinner for 4-5 hours now...all because of him. Selfish jerk!!

    June 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      You live in Malibu and are complaining about the traffic on the 405?? You aren't even picking up plastic on the beach or anything constructive, as if you care, because you are stuck in traffic that the President has nothing to do with on Pacific Coast Highway? What a laugh..

      June 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Oh, and by the way, the President is taking a helicopter to his events to prevent impacting the traffic in Los Angeles. I would think if you are so-oooo concerned about the traffic on the 405, you would be thankful for the Stimulus Money being poured into the 405's expansion and repair. Too bad, chickie, the rest of us love it.

      June 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
      • John

        Gotta love how lib dems think they speak for everyone...

        June 7, 2012 at 11:29 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        If you are talking about me, I'm a proud Independent. I take the 405, it was left to rot like all the other infastructure this nation depends on. Prove me wrong-wait, you can't. We need jobs and the Republicans block it like the blockheads they've become. Why I am no longer Republican. They have lost their way and are determined to pull everyone down with them.

        June 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Jaquim

      You tell them all the facts Cynthia. Go Girl!!!!

      June 7, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  11. Bob

    There's a correlation between California's reckless spending and debt crisis and their support for president who spends recklessly and racked our debt.

    June 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      It's really called Republican Tax Breaks for the rich. It's a disease crippling the whole country.

      June 7, 2012 at 8:45 am |
      • Kyle

        Cynthia – Everyone admits that we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. How many years in a row has California raised taxes? And yet the debt continues to increase because they spend more than they take in. Businesses, especially technology, has been moving to states like Texas for years now because of the ridiculous taxes in CA. Please get a clue

        June 7, 2012 at 11:30 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        If you are talking about austerity policies, look to Europe. They refused to tax the rich and still slash away. Failure. They are sinking because of it. PUT AMERICANS TO WORK and watch the money flow. The middle class will always be the ones to float this boat.

        June 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  12. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    FORWARD To total depravity !!!

    June 7, 2012 at 7:21 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      Going backward is an option? What, to Bush's two unpaid for wars (kept of the books until Obama put them on) and Medicare Part D never funded? Tax breaks for the rich while all this was happening? No thanks. Then there is the Military Contractors making more money than our soldiers but, making lots for Cheney's buds at Halliburton. That is depravity. So easy to forget if you are a Republican? We are ALL AMERICANS and should care.
      I'm perfectly happy with the idea that Osama Bin-Laden ain't around anymore. Aren't you?

      June 7, 2012 at 8:54 am |
    • John

      This administration has gone forward into a stone wall and their wheels are spinning....

      June 7, 2012 at 11:30 am |
      • Jaquim

        Cause of ppl like you that hinder progression even when its in your best interest. I Poke my eye out to spite my face. How smart is that for a country. Better yet ask your congressman. Maybe you can tell malibuchick why you cant afford to make better highways and transportation. That your to greedy to want to pay anything that improves anyones live but your own or on the right. Why does clinton need a tax cut for wat?

        June 7, 2012 at 11:40 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        John, I would call a stone wall crash akin to what happened in Bush's last moments – Wall Street anyone?

        June 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  13. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Prez Obama needs to go see the Mayor of San Jose. Now they are really in the money!

    June 7, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  14. Mike

    After the last GOP administration and policies broke America, a terd looks better

    June 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • Steveo

      Too bad the Dems had NOTHING to do with it, huh Mike? OH WAIT, THEY DID! Frank and Dodd, are just 2 examples you failed to mention!

      June 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        For this nation to prosper WE ALL have to WORK TOGETHER!! To stop oversight of any bank, lending organization and investment/hedge fund firms is insanity. FIX what is broken and encourage that which works without hanging the taxpayers out to dry when people engage in risky behaviours. All of us, Independents, Republicans and Dems can make this country work if we do it together and not for some slimey few who are in it for themselves only.

        June 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
      • Steveo

        @Cynthia L.,

        Fully agree but, The last time left and right did ANYTHING together was to sing "God Bless America" on the steps of the US Congress just afer 911. We can blame politicians all day long but WE keep sending the same ones back up there and then guys who turn a $3 Billion dollar deficit into a $150 Million surplus gets hammered! Go figure! While I agree with your sentiments, the problem is not enough Americans do!

        June 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Vote for the people who have the best interests of US ALL. 2010 sent alot of know-nothing, obstructionists whose idea of No Compromise is somehow governing. Statesmanship is lacking. All parties must give and take. That is DEMOCRACY. I have been attacking the Republicans lately because I think they have allowed and encouraged the most disruptive elements of that party (which is the far-right minority) to obscure the fleecing of America by the ultra-relligious nutjobs who are out to control your morals and belief systems and the destructive finiancial wizards who blow up the economy and get away with it. Talk about Big Oil? Exxon Mobile is the richest, and I mean, RICHEST company on this planet and the Republicans still want to give them money from taxpayers, called SUBSIDIES, and they still rip us off at the pump. WE MADE EXXON OIL!! WE pay for exploration, drilling, delivery -EVERYTHING. I am mad as-hell. This planet is fuel by the sun. It is responsible for all life on Earth. It's free. To find away to cut out the middle man eventually, will set this world free. Reason enough for energy companies to work against that future – they won't be able fill their pockets with your money anymore. Let's work together and find common ground that benefits the MOST people. WE are Americans and WE can do it!!

        June 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  15. Mike

    After the last GOP administration and policies broke America, a terd looks better or a Harvard Law Professor looks great

    June 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
    • Smart Choice

      um.. sorry it was under Clinton's reign that the mortgage standards that created and collapsed the mortgage bubble and forced banks into failure.

      June 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  16. FajitaBob

    Isn't Eric Holder testifying today? Huh...didn't see that on C NN front page...or anywhere else...hmmm...

    June 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  17. Smart Choice

    Biggest difference between Bush & Obama:

    Bush's response to someone disagreeing with him: "isn't is great to live in a free country where people have freedom of speech?"

    Obama's response to someone disagreeing with him: "Fire him!"

    June 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      You are thinking of Romney, who likes to fire people, saying so in front of a lot of people and Trump the Rump, who is a Romney supporter and who has a flailing show in the ratings department.

      Bush's response the day an Iraqi threw his shoes at him for trashing his country with war and destruction over Weapons of Mass Destruction that were never found was, "Isn't it great to live in a free country where people have freedom of speech?" It's okay the country was left in chaos, no electricity, no running water, though. Freedom of speech cost the man dearly, as he was arrested and sent to jail.

      June 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
      • Jaquim

        I dont agree with the war or why we went there but i do mind the billions of dollars wasted on rebuild and blowing up the same country. When we wont let our own kids get a education or go to college. We will rebuild a road there 10 time but we wont rebuild a highway that 100s and thousands ppl use everyday. Lke the guy in ohio i think who soild his highway for 50yrs and now charge toll. Why do china or india or watever overseas country corporation that bought it instead of us building our own roads, but we need to rebuild iraqi forget that they got more black gold than all of us so they got money to build and start bussiness thats there gov they need to take control of we need to look in the mirror and clean our own face. But Bush left alot of decsion to make.

        June 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  18. Cynthia L.

    Lets all take a good look in the mirror – no make-up- pimples and all. I'm for honesty and yeah, it hurts sometimes. We are so much more together than we are divided. ANYONE whose agenda is "DIVIDE AND CONQUER!" is a scab.

    June 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm |