Obama Raises Nearly $1 Million in DC
April 11th, 2012
07:06 PM ET

Obama Raises Nearly $1 Million in DC

After raising just under $2 million at three fundraisers in Florida on Tuesday, President Obama was at it again with a fundraiser in Washington DC on Wednesday evening. The closed-press event was held at the W Hotel across from the White House. A campaign official confirmed that approximately 20 supporters attended the event, each paying $40,000 for a ticket, meaning the president raised at least $800,000.

The maximum an individual is allowed to contribute to the Obama Victory Fund – a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee – is $35,800. This is due to donation limits set by the Federal Election Commission allowing a maximum individual donation of $30,800 to a political party committee per year and a $2,500 maximum individual donation to a candidate per election. The president is allowed to collect money for both the general election and his uncontested run for the Democratic nomination.

According to the campaign, any money that the president raises at the W on Wednesday above the legal limits would go to several state Democratic parties.

soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Boot

    Squash Romney!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld


      April 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        April 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        April 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm |
    • scott

      Chump change, Romney can raise twice that much in a hour. I understand Obama is going to the border and pass out welcome to the USA pamphlets along with vote for me stickers that come across the border illegally. he is also counting on getting money from the drug cartels for his gun running program.

      April 12, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  2. Jerry

    Oh well, that is essentially all this man is good at. Spend all his time raising millions for his reelection campaign and "screw" the American economy. By the way, Mr. Obama, the Buffet Rule is bogus, so, stuff it!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld


      April 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
    • mike

      Jerry,Jerry get over it, you are wasting your time trying to tell everyone that President Obama is screwing over America with his push for the Buffet tax plan and if you think that republicans/tea baggers will disagreed with you then you are really stupid because they will alway give more to the 1% than the 99% of Americans,sooo you stuff it with your misinformation,no one is listening to you BS.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
      • Howard

        You Obama stooges are such blind fools. The only good thing about the prospect of Obama getting elected, is that you fools, who are helping him, will be screwed along with the rest of us.

        April 12, 2012 at 1:29 am |
      • Howard

        You Obama stooges are such blind fools. The only good thing about the prospect of Obama getting elected, is that you fools, will be screwed along with the rest of us.

        April 12, 2012 at 1:31 am |
      • jean2009

        @Howard so bad now that you repeat yourself are your Teapukey blind fool glasses not working?

        April 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  3. WiredWrong, S.F.

    And how many billions of taxpayers money did he have to give out in green loans to get these kickbacks???

    April 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  4. Dominicant baby factory 4 NObama

    LOL how many billions has he given to unions and green energy companies to get these kickbacks, what's the kickback rate $1billion tax dollars for every $1million in campaign contributions?

    April 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
  5. Bill

    You stuff it Jerry, and it is president Obama. Your asses are getting kicked again!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  6. 1FreeWorld

    Can Obama and his family,
    walk ALL the Sidewalks in Washington DC?

    I mean without the Secret Service IMMEDIATLY SURROUNDING HIM,,,
    But the Secret Service is ,,,
    close by and within reach,,,
    as to prevent any HARM to the Occupy-er-In-Chief in the White House?

    My bet is he will not do that as,,,,
    Drum Roll,,,
    BLACK on BLACK KILLINGS are at 93% of ALL Blacks being Killed.

    What is going on with that Latino Guy in Florida?

    I hope that yhe Latinos Open their Ojos and Vote for Freedom!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  7. Flyaway

    As always obama cares more about campaign and raisning money then actually doing something about the enconomy.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  8. Rich, Texas

    20 guests at $40K each? Ah yes, Obama, defender of the little guy.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  9. Tony

    Only 1 million? Still can't beat Romney's PACs

    April 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
  10. Howard

    Only the one percenters, who Obama demonizes, could afford to attend Obama's $40,000 a plate, fund raising dinners. What gross and blatant hypocrisy.

    April 12, 2012 at 1:26 am |
  11. John

    Watch all the tin-foil hats of the conservatives literally fry their brains over the fact that this guy will wipe Romney come November. I have never understood how someone who works for hourly wages can align themselves with the conservative mantra. It must have something to do with having been coked up through most of their miserable lives.

    April 12, 2012 at 2:07 am |
  12. king

    Obama will need every penny if he's about to tackle, an establishment of rich and powerful people, who has their repubs servants to maintain the status quo. Obama will find out, that trying to get majority of people and the well established one percenters, to pay their fare share, will be an epic task.

    April 12, 2012 at 2:34 am |
  13. Guess What

    look closely at the obama supporters and their comments like Rosen from obama CNN, the obama supporters dont think stay at home moms work, the obama supporters think stay at home moms are a waste and are non-productive, this is what obama thinks.

    April 12, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  14. dockywocky

    Yeah, Obama is all about the little guys alright.

    How come we never see him back in the neighborhoods raising the $5 and $10 dollar donations, but always with the fattest of cats who can afford to throw $40,000.00 away on a political hack of Olympic proportions?

    Political hypocrisy at its finest.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  15. Pete

    Why don't you political rightwing radicals go crawl back in the hole ya come from,your all political snakes from the same pit.All your views are mostly along racial lines,ya know that.1free world,probably has a bunker somewhere in the mountains predicting the end of the world,right!!!He looks like your typical WHITE SUPREMISIST,held up somewhere,guns loaded,scared shit, they're comin to get him,BIG BROTHER,the government leftist regime.Romney if elected would end our country as we know it.It would be a two level economic system ruled by the HAVES over the HAVENOTS,a plain and simple fact.So to you ,you rightwing idiots,just keep jawin because your giving away your IQs and they aren't that high..Rats as you're considered,eat each other when put in a box or room together,because like you they have cannablistic qualities,right to the last one..

    April 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • Steveo

      By the HAVES are you referring to Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, the Kennedys? They are all rich and in political power! Obama has an estimated worth of about $6-7Mil. That sounds like one of the HAVES does it not?

      April 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Hey Pete!

      You are such a Naughty boy!

      You are reflecting your Mother's and Father's attemps at your Up Bringing!!!!

      Are you Honoring them? Or, are you Embarrassing them?

      Keep up the good work!
      Make sure your Mama knows about your Posts, and your Pride, and your Imagination,,,
      in speaking
      what seems to you,
      as Truisms!

      We have never met and you do not know anything about me.

      (Better hope your Mother and Father never see your posts!
      She may give you a Good Spanking for speaking Mis-Truths and False Allegations!
      And he may make you move out of the house because he was so embarrassed of his Peter!)

      April 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  16. jean2009

    The GOP working hard at making the Hunger Games a reality in our lifetime.

    April 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Oh, Sorry Jean2009,,,,

      I thought I was responding to PETE!


      You may want to know about this one too!

      Your Children will probably lose their property if we continue on our present course.

      Hey Pete,,,, Better look up 2nd Ammendment Rights....

      Use them wisely!


      That guy looks like a Russian, or a Venezuelan, or a Cuban, or an Italian, or a Latino,,,,

      Either way,,,, if that guy comes up on you,,, what can you do to protect yourself?

      Ask him to be POLITICALLY CORRECT?


      April 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Can a pair of Pantie-Hose be counted as a Hoodie?


        I did not know this was a Liberal's Den,,,,

        Home Depot's position on Gay Folks may want to change thier position...

        I am hoping that Home Depot's Gay Groups are not going to go out parading in the Big Towns!

        April 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm |