Obama to Vermont and Maine for fundraisers
March 30th, 2012
01:52 PM ET

Obama to Vermont and Maine for fundraisers

(CNN) – President Barack Obama heads to Vermont and Maine Friday to help bring in campaign cash for his re-election bid.

The president will be the main attraction at two events in Vermont, one of the most Democratic states in the country, and at two more in Maine, a state then-presidential candidate Obama won by 18 points in the 2008 election.

The four events are the last fundraisers the president's scheduled to attend by Saturday, the last day of fundraising in the first quarter. The numbers are bound to be scrutinized by pundits and political operatives as the 2012 election heats up.

The Obama Victory Fund, which is shared by the Obama re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee, brought in around $45 million in February.

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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. jerome

    Silly me, I have a job where they expect me to work on Fridays.

    March 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • John

      Campaigning is a full time job for him. It's just that sometimes he calls it something else so he doesn't have to pay for it out of his billion dollar campaign funds.

      March 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
      • v2010

        Thanks to the SCOTUS Citizens United decision, those running for the 2016 presidential nomination will have to start raising money as of November 7, 2012.

        March 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
      • v2010

        Campaigning for ALL of them is a full time job thanks to the misguided SCOTUS Citizens United decision.

        March 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • jean2009

      In all honesty he is working, regardless of what you assume.

      March 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
      • Howard


        March 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  2. Chris

    Welcome to Vermont Mr. President! We are thrilled to have you in our lovely little state.

    March 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  3. dreamer96

    This madness over the mega Millions Lotto is just more prof we could use a National lotto to pay off our National deficit...just require the winners to take a ten years pay out, then let them leave any future payments to anybody in their wills, if they die ...and make the winnings tax free...and enough people would buy those tickets, that we could pay off our national debt faster then Congress ever will..

    March 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • jean2009

      In 1732 Henry Fielding wrote the following:

      A Lottery is a Taxation,
      Upon all the Fools in Creation;
      And Heav’n be prais’d,
      It is easily rais’d,
      Credulity’s always in Fashion;
      For, Folly’s a Fund,
      Will never lose Ground;
      While Fools are so rife in the Nation


      As a form of taxation it fails.

      March 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  4. Dee

    that's right Mr. President! stick it to them! Obama 2012!

    March 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
    • Howard


      March 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
      • Mik

        Just to remind crazy Howard....
        Idiots like Howard should learn to get used to President Obama. Because, he will be president for another four years no matter how much idiots like you scream, no matter you jump left,right, up or down, President Obama will be re-elected. Get your head out of sand and stop listening fake news and talking dittos

        March 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  5. d

    I am bewildered why America dispises Mitt. So he dont stand up for woamans rights & he insults a Latino Surpreme Court Judge, & he wonts entire Industries to go bankrupt & & therefore hundreds of thousands losing teir homes, & he wants to start a little bitty arms race with Russia, is not in the least bit concerend about the poor & whether the can feed their families & keep a roof & is doing a little thing called surpressing te vote for millions of miorities & The elderly & has secret bank accounts overseas to avoid paying more than the 13.8 % in taxes. & fully supports the dirty little secret in the Lds cult of no BLACK elders in the so called worldwide religion of 14 million & he took a measley 3 quarter Billion from The Us Gov & said it was for HIM to save the games & a few little measly hundred million or so directly from our The US Gov to go into the pockets of the financilly strapped Mormon Bain& Co while Shipping jobs to China. Do all this really make him such a bad guy??

    March 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • jerry

      whew! what have you been smoking? hahaha

      March 31, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  6. Sponge-Bob

    More fundraising? What a shock!

    March 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • Howard


      March 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
      • Mik

        Idiots like Howard should learn to get used to President Obama. Because, he will be president for another four years no matter how much idiots like you scream, no matter you jump left,right, up or down, President Obama will be re-elected. Get your head out of sand and stop listening fake news and talking dittos.

        March 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  7. Jared

    Thank you for coming to Vermont, Mr. President! It was a VERY exciting day for our little state. It's not too often that we make it into the national spotlight, if only for four hours...

    In lieu of attending the event in Burlington today, I donated $15 to your campaign. I guess that makes me part of the "Democratic Machine" that some people are so afraid of. What they don't realize is that the "machine" is made of mostly of people like me, who give a little here and there when we can.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  8. jerry

    obama...if you have a shred of decency you would resign...but no, your job is not finished...as you told the Russian last week you will have more flexibility when you won't have to answer to the American voter (both left and right)...you must finish destroying America... who are you? What are you?

    March 31, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  9. george of the jungle

    every president has had to raise money for his reelection. Why do so many repo clowns act like this is a bad or new thing.? Bush did it Reagan did it. The repos only have a few doners giving large chunks of money so they don't have to spend as much time raising money and can use that time to bash each other and the president. The president gets most of his money from small doners and works that into his busy schedule . He dosen't waste his time bashing the clowns on the right who do a fine job without his help.Each day a print out is published of the presidents schedule so most intellegent people can see he does not spend all his time fund raising. The more the repos attack him the better for us. They turn more people off whith their assinine remarks. Obama 2012 4 more years move forward not back to the 1950's

    March 31, 2012 at 11:23 am |