Obama set to raise money in New York
August 10th, 2011
05:17 PM ET

Obama set to raise money in New York

Washington (CNN) - President Obama is scheduled to attend two fundraisers in New York on Thursday to benefit his re-election effort, two Democratic sources tell CNN. One is a reception for 15 people at a hotel. Following that he’ll attend a dinner for approximately 50 people hosted by film producer Harvey Weinstein and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, according to the sources. The dinner will be held at Weinstein’s apartment, one of the sources said. Tickets for both events are $35,800 with proceeds going to the Obama Victory Fund, whose proceeds are shared by the re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Earlier this week the President attended two separate events in Washington. He attended a fundraiser with approximately 140 guests at a private residence with its proceeds also going to the Victory Fund. He also went to a reception that night which was a donor outreach event.

CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this story.

Topics: fundraiser • President Obama

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  1. joe

    the US is Burning and idiot Obama is more concerned about his reelection

    Hey Bozo Obama you never will get my vote

    Obama out in 2012

    August 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
    • Russell Brown

      one of the hardest things in life
      is having words in your heart that
      you can,t utter

      August 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
    • Howard


      August 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
      • jean2009

        Obama-Biden 2012

        August 12, 2011 at 12:00 am |
      • InObamaWeTrust

        Save America! Vote the lying Repubs/Tps out of office!

        August 13, 2011 at 1:29 am |
    • Howard

      GE moving X-ray business to China
      July 26, 2011|Bloomberg News

      General Electric Co.’s health care unit, the world’s biggest maker of medical imaging machines, is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing.
      “A handful’’ of top managers will move to the Chinese capital and there won’t be any job cuts, said Anne LeGrand, general manager of X-ray for GE Healthcare. The headquarters will move from Wisconsin amid a broader plan to invest about $2 billion across China, including opening six “customer innovation’’ and development centers.
      The division should have “double-digit’’ growth rates as the country converts from film and analog to digital X-ray technology, LeGrand said.

      General Electric is planning to move its 115-year-old X-ray division from Waukesha, Wis., to Beijing. In addition to moving the headquarters, the company will invest $2 billion in China and train more than 65 engineers and create six research centers. This is the same GE that made $5.1 billion in the United States last year. but paid no taxes-the same company that employs more people overseas than it does in the united States.

      So let me get this straight. President Obama appointed GE Chairman Jeff Immelt to head his commission on job creation (job czar). Immelt is supposed to help create jobs. I guess the President forgot to tell him in which country he was supposed to be creating those jobs.

      If this doesn't show you the total lack of leadership of this President, I don't know what does.

      August 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  2. joe

    Obama should stay in Washington and work on the problems HE Created

    August 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
    • Russell Brown

      growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness
      keep in mind that our community is not composed of those who
      already saints but of those who are trying to become saints
      therefore let us be extremely patient with each other fauits and failures.

      August 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      Intelligence is defined sometimes when you understand the difference between a community and a nation. Someday Russell, I hope you can figure that out.

      August 11, 2011 at 4:25 am |
      • Howard

        The tribal wisdom of the Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount." However, Obama chooses to consistently follow the 'Dead Horse" policy, such as:

        1. Buying a stronger whip.
        2. Changing riders.
        3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
        4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
        5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
        6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
        7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
        8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
        9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.
        10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
        11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
        12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
        And of course....
        13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.


        August 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
    • jean2009

      The problem the Bush Administration with its disregard for the American economy and people created.

      August 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  3. Maggie

    Obama does nothing but fundraising. Here is our economy sinking into oblivion and he is out there fundraising for his re-election. Please people, open your eyes and see that Obama cares nothing about us or this country. He is only looking out for himself. Our country needs a leader and this man is not showing interest in trying to solve our problems. Obama will definitely get his walking papers in 2012 and then he can continue his fundraising for the democratic party or his commmunity organizing. This is crazy and I am astonished that the media is not calling him up on it. He wants to waste money for his campaign when we have a teriible economy and people are losing their jobs and homes. Obama has to go....time to get a real leader in as president.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  4. FedUp

    Wow! Another fundraiser. Too bad he isn't as interested in fundraising for our drowning nation. Oh well, everyone has their priorities. Glad he thinks more of himself than the people he is supposed to represent. Oops, I forgot. He is a politician after all.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
    • Rafael Cardoso

      I agree, all he cares is to be reelected, He burning fuel at our expenses. I hope he be booted out on the WH.

      August 11, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  5. Don

    Good, get out of Washington. Anything that keeps the great pretender out of town and out of the country's business is a good thing

    August 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  6. Daveil

    See, Obama is interrupting his vacation to "tax the rich" for his campaign. Nice to know he's got his priorities straight!

    August 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  7. Daveil

    And it's especially nice to see that the rich he is "taxing" are rich liberals who want to be taxed.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  8. TAM/otlset

    Why would anyone in their right mind give money to that failure in the White House? It would be either the height of stupidity, or they know they'll get their payoff if O'dummy should win, which he won't, so it's just stupidity all around. Which is par for the course for the liberal Democrat mob.

    Sarah Palin 2012! Bank on it!

    August 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
    • joe

      Because they also support the destruction of America

      August 11, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  9. Jerry

    I ask, what else is new. Fund raising is about all this clueless president knows how to do.

    Wake up America!!!

    August 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
  10. Tony 14-0

    Campaigning and raising money. This is what the man does. He wishes that there could be elections every year. I wonder how many Congressmen and Senators who are up for re-election will want him at their rallies.

    August 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
    • jean2009

      FYI – George W. Bush who was inaugurated in 2001 started campaigning for his second term in 2002.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm |
  11. Jennifer

    No worries! After his hefty schedule of fund-raisers, he's heading off for another vacation at Martha's Vineyard. Poor guy just works so hard leeching other people's money and ignoring the problems facing this nation, he could definitely use the break!

    August 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  12. Monika

    I am so over this President. If the last one was bad, this one is worse by far. Campaigning, raising money and reading off a teleprompter is ALL this man is good at. American's are hurting, the economy is in shambles and he is going on another vacation.....unbelievable. 2012 cannot get here fast enough.

    August 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  13. T. Griffin

    I called to see when my Congressman, Thaddeus McCotter, would be holding town hall meetings. Wait for it.....he has none scheduled. Of course, he is in Iowa campaigning for President. So I have no problem with the President fundraising. We have a democracy and President Obama can not pass any laws without the Congress. Should he sit and wait on the steps on the Capital? Call them back? The Republicans are not going to help the President improve the economy. They want him to fail! We are just collateral damage.

    August 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
    • Ramrods

      Interesting hypothesis, but wrong. He can do MUCH without Congress in session. Look at what he has done in 2 1/2 years without congressional approval!! (Drafted Healthcare bill, hired 39 Czars, invaded Libya). He can destroy the economy all on his own without Republican help!!!!!!!!

      August 11, 2011 at 7:56 am |
    • jean2009

      Thanks T. Griffin you are so right.

      For the uninformed Ramrod.
      HR3590 Health Reform Act, 2010 passed House of Representatives-219-212 a majority, after senate fixes it was approved again 220 -210
      HR3590 Health Reform Act, 2010 passed Senate 60-39 a super majority.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  14. Poor Man

    Wonder how much cash the big 0 could raise on Wall Street these days...

    August 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  15. Bill in STL

    Well, come on guys .... he has to get some of that money before it is all gone!

    August 11, 2011 at 4:27 am |
  16. Scott

    Glad to see he has priorties. This country is falling apart, rather then worry about that,he is holding fund rasiers with the Ultra Rich in New York. Glad to see he has the working person in mind. He could not care at all about the common working man, just his rich fat cat buddies. He is the worse President this countryy has ever had, In the 90's we had Regan, Cash and Hope. Now we have OBama, no Cash, no Hope.

    August 11, 2011 at 7:29 am |
  17. Ramrods

    Our country is in the process of IMPLODING, he's clammering for Congress to come back to work, and he's off bilking dollars from and making deals with BIG MONEY Democrats. I thought the problem with the nation was WEALTHY Republicans? Isn't that the Liberal storyline.

    I'm sick of this s_it. He goes on vacation Aug 18th for two weeks. Maybe the DOW will keep plunging and he can achieve his goal of the anialation of Democracy and implementation of PURE SOCIALISM while he's gone!!!!!!!

    August 11, 2011 at 7:52 am |
    • jean2009

      DOW went back up today up/down, down/up. I haven't heard the President clamoring for congress to come back. I've heard a lot of talking heads clamoring about it, but the President today urged Americans to use the current Congressional break as an opportunity to talk to their Representatives and tell them to take the necessary steps to grow our economy.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:39 pm |
    • InObamaWeTrust

      Oh, please. This is what presidents do for goodness sake. Go put the blame on missy Palin and her SarahPac. She raises phony money for her personal needs, takes her bus tour with Sarah Pac monies.. Does it bother anyone that weeper Boehner is out playing golf on his vacation?. Oh, and BTW, he , Boehner, is going to many, many political campaign fund raisers. Does that bother anyone here?
      The Republicans are to blame for all this mess and Obama gets the blame! Unbelievable.

      August 13, 2011 at 12:41 am |
  18. Jeff

    $35,000. for tickets to this, and no one thinks that they will not get somthing in return for their money. Come on people, I hear a lot about the Republicans and their Corp freinds, but its ok for the President, somthing is wrong!!!!!

    August 11, 2011 at 9:05 am |
  19. noel

    Boycott Harvey Weinstein movies .....


    .....and Vogue

    August 11, 2011 at 9:31 am |
    • InObamaWeTrust

      Absolutely LOVE Harvey Weinstein movies!

      August 13, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  20. Sickofhisarrogance

    You would think that supposedly comapssionate people like Weinstein and Wintour would want this money to go to the poor, or unemployed, or orphaned, or AIDS research, or cancer research.
    But no, they would rather raise the money for politics and then they will rail against any money going for Republicans to do the same thing.
    By the way, I hear that Obama thinks he needs $1Billion to get re-elected even though he has the bully pulpit. If he is so effective as most Dems think, why would he need so much money to convince people he's doing a good job?

    August 11, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • jean2009

      Reminds me I need to donate again.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
  21. joe

    this movie about OBL star will be Obama the left will release this move next September for the election
    Liberal left wingnuts remeber Obama did not kill OBL the SEALs Did and the program to get him was started by President George Bush
    Obama had to approve the order unlike when Clinton had a shot at OBL. Obama uses this as a politial tool and the Lftwingnuts eat it up how gulable liberals can be

    August 11, 2011 at 11:03 am |
    • jean2009

      George W. Bush stopped and did not continue the program that brought down Osama bin Laden he actually scrubbed the program as a waste...and as too hard.....remember the whole point of going into Afghanistan was to get Osama bin Laden...isn't that what Bush told the American people?
      "FLASHBACK: Bush On Bin Laden: ‘I Really Just Don’t Spend That Much Time On Him" for incompetence maybe you should remember that quote....again you fail at history.

      Yes, the Seals completed the mission, but the order for the mission came from the current Commander and Chief.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
  22. SaintM

    Joe, you are full of it. Obama was asked when the time came to make that decision and he did, knowing full well that it could go wrong. He also knew that innocent people might be in the compound as well, and he still made that decision. Clinton flinched because children were in Tora Bora where OBL was at the time when they had their shot.

    Funny how so many of you arm chair presidents can criticize President Obama, but if you had to take over his job for 30 minutes, you would run away as quickly as possible. It's tough to preside over this country, and he is doing the best he can with his human abilities. He is not God, and does not have God's voice in his head like the Schizo-in-Chief GW Bush had. Understand that the president is human and maybe you'll learn to ease your insults. If you don't think so, then go ahead and [try to] elect another person who has no better capabilities that President Obama. When you compare, "your side" doesn't have much more to offer. Now, you kids run along now and don't get into trouble......

    August 11, 2011 at 11:39 am |
    • joe

      Oh before all this all you Liberals acted like Obama was God Now you realize he's quite the incompedent and Blame Bush
      Remeber Harry Truman had a Plaque on this desk that said "The Buck Stips Here"
      Obama has one that says"Don't Blame Me Blame George Bush"
      Your Lazy Lifestyles are created by you liberals dooling out Money to every lazy SOB that are not willing to make a living

      August 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
      • jean2009

        @joe you are a self-centered arrogant fool...and a racist NAZI and probably a card carrying member of the KKK.
        We were blaming President Bush before President Obama was elected. Unlike you, we know enough about history to know when and where the problem started. Unlike you we are not gullible, and drinking all that poison Koch Brother's tea nonsense is a waste...and no your odds of winning the lottery are not that great.

        I remember Harry Truman, he had to put up with the right-wing idiocy of the McCarthy Hearings...pretty much like President Obama is having to put up with all this racially motivated teapotty crap. Any ruse to keep from coming to the table and doing what is best for ALL the American people not just a wealthy few.

        If tax breaks created jobs...where are all the jobs George W. Bush bought?

        August 11, 2011 at 11:28 pm |
    • joe

      Correct he was asked bit it was not his Op it was put in place by President Bush he was just in the right place at the right time

      August 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  23. SaintM

    Another th ing–the republican house is on vacation also–not thinking that maybe they should stay and try to work through the problems...and other republicans are scheduled to have fund raisers–but when President Obama does it, it's fodder for insults. Americans are not willing to admit that we brought our problems on ourselves with our global sense of entitlement, using most of the world's resources for ourselves, our fat, obese, lazy lifestyles. It's time to pay the piper and instead of looking in the mirror, we look to others to blame. Total American denial–when will Americans learn that you reap what you sow.

    August 11, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • jean2009

      I wonder what all these idiots think the people in Iowa are doing?

      August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am |
    • joe

      you are full of that Liberal Kool-aid

      August 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • InObamaWeTrust

      Exactly. Weeper Boehner is spending vacay playing golf with his high powered goons. That is more important than doing goodwill for the American people and the economy. Hey, Weeper Boehner, "Where are the jobs."
      Boehner has planned many fund raisers...including "crazy" Michele Bachmann.

      August 13, 2011 at 1:27 am |
  24. no to pork obama

    stay in NY and DONT COME TO FLORIDA

    August 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  25. Rafael Cardoso

    He does not care for the nations problems, his most important is to collect money for his reelection, hope he be booted out of the WH. Rafael

    August 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • jean2009

      It is because he cares that he campaigns....you however are not being rational.

      August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  26. joe

    Omama your a BUM

    August 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  27. joe

    Obama cares only about being reelected he is a fraud
    His goal is to destroy the american Economy and push for a world economy
    his goal is to undermine our constitution
    I did not vote for this enept idiot. America is better off without him
    Obama is not a friend to the military His goal is to destroy it
    Obama stand for everything America fought against He is operating in a clandestine maner to undermine america

    August 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
    • InObamaWeTrust

      Obama haters are ruining America. Their hatred for Obama....unAmericans.

      August 13, 2011 at 12:47 am |
  28. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You are an idiot Joe! A beligerent racist one at that; and obviously you are filled with hate, envy, and biggotry! I really am surprised you were able to do 20 years in the Marine Corp and come out with an Honorable Discharge with your attitude! Did you, or was it a general? You're filled up off of Foxnews/Hannity/Limbaugh/GOP/Teaparty Conservative TEA too! Poor thing. My wish for you is 'Better Days'!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • joe

      During the Gulf war we had everything we needed President George Bush made sure of itIraq
      I've Seen the Clinton years of Military Cuts I lived them Clinton cut back on field equipment and other Itiems that were needed to run sucessful missions. When we first went into Iraq we suffered for lack of proper equip. But President GW Bush gave us what we needed and we completed our Missions
      I put in my papers as soon as I seen Obama comming on board I left the corp with honers, without getting into it his cut and run doctrine would have been a Disaster if it was not for the commanders you don;t pull troops out to win votes I pray to God every night for mt brothers and sisters in the Military I respected for the two President Bushes. I have no Respect for Clinton or Obama Obama's adjenda will criple America. I've seen more than my shareand I thank god I've come out intact. We are doing good work over there now don't destroy all we accomlished I thing your filled up with your CNN aholes NPR and all the other destructive liberals My Country does not Owe me anything I take nothing I have a company with two other buddies and we do alright. We volenteer 505 of our time to help kids So don't give me any of your liberal obama crap by the way I'm not from the south so Redneck and Nazi don't Apply I'm an american that seen more than this share and is just fedup with all the lazy people that think this Nation owes them enough said. God Bless and Protect our Military

      August 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  29. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Joe; GULF WAR? Do you know the real reason the war was started in the GULF by REP BUSH 1 anyway? If so tell me. I pose the same question for the war started in IRAQ by REP Bush 2. Complaining of CLINTON and OBAMAS' handling of military funds; DEM Clinton didn't have a war under his belt! That's what REP Presidents do! REP REAGAN got all those US marines killed with his 'show of force' somewhere over there; can't remember the place. REP EISENHOWER initiated and sent in the first 'advisors' to Vietnam.

    August 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
  30. Liz Carter in Georgia

    From my recollection and research it just seems that Republican Presidents always have to have some kind of war under their belts to feel good. Democratic Presidents seem to be more interested in seeing to it that home, AMERICANS are being taken care of. The employed, unemployed, underemployed, retired/medicare, disabled, seniors on welfare/medicaid. Most of these are not lazy! DEMS try to spend our taxpayer money with the people at home; not spending it all overseas babysitting, rebuilding and training.

    August 12, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
  31. Liz Carter in Georgia

    BTW, the South doesn't hold total claim on the membership of the KU KLUX KLAN, NAZI, (ARYANS) 'redneck' society, Jim Crows, Willie Lynchs, White 'T', and 'T P T'! The person of that mindset or mentality lives all over this nation; and has been taught to some people overseas. So that doesn't excuse you from the appearance of it! You talk just like one...'I put in my papers as soon as I seen Obama was comming on board', right? Your biggoted choice, but don't all Presidents take advice from their commanders?

    August 13, 2011 at 12:11 am |
  32. InObamaWeTrust

    It is time to STOP dissing our president! You Obama haters are unbelievable. Liz Carter in Georgia is spot on.
    How about a little respect for our president. After all he is working for YOU!
    You should be glad that Obama is our president. God forbid if a Republican is elected.

    August 13, 2011 at 12:37 am |
  33. InObamaWeTrust

    Hello Mr. President. My umpteenth check is in the mail.
    Your followers are at your back.

    Obama 2012!

    August 13, 2011 at 12:44 am |
  34. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @InObamaWeTrust; Thanks for your support and understanding of my message. I agree with your analogy of what's going on too, 100%. However, I must say I trust GOD to continue save, keep and use Obama to battle on towards the BEST for America, even against the obstructive, sabatoging of his enemies. These people hate OBAMA, period; waaay more than they love AMERICA! I believe God put him there. So they're fighting a war that they'll NEVER win! InGodWeTrust, therefore we have authority to say InObamaWeTrust!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
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