Friday, February 8, 2013

Weeks after inauguration, President Obama plans mid-term fundraising blitz


Less than three weeks removed from his inaugural address, President Obama is already eyeing mid-term elections critical to the fate of his progressive, second-term agenda, agreeing to raise cash forDemocrats at more than a dozen events this year.
White House officials said Thursday that Obama would hold at least 14 fundraisers for Democratic congressional candidates in 2013, hitting the trail during what critics are describing as a permanent campaign season.
According to Democrats with knowledge of the arrangement, Obama will take part in 10 events across the country, split evenly between those sponsored by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The other four events will be held in Washington.
With his last election behind him, Obama is banking that the fundraising prowess that propelled him in two successful presidential campaigns will aid Democrats in close races.