Obama raising money for Senate candidates

Published October 19, 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking big donors to help embattled congressional Democrats prepare for a final two-week push to Election Day.

The president is to raise money for Senate Democrats' campaign committee Monday night at a private event in Rockville, Md., a Washington suburb. Guests were paying the maximum of $30,400 a ticket to listen to him speak at a reception at the home of Rajeev and Seema Sharma.

The event was expected to raise $400,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Obama has been campaigning and fundraising around the country as he works to limit Democratic losses on Nov. 2 that could cost his party control of the House and maybe even the Senate. Later this week he heads West for a four-day campaign swing that includes stops in Seattle, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking big donors to help embattled congressional Democrats prepare for a final two-week push to Election Day.

The president is to raise money for the Senate Democratic campaign committee Monday night at a private event in Rockville, Md., a Washington suburb. Guests were paying the maximum of $30,400 a ticket to listen to him speak at a reception at the home of Rajeev and Seema Sharma.

Obama has been campaigning and fundraising around the country as he works to limit Democratic losses on Nov. 2 that could cost his party control of the House and maybe even the Senate. Later this week he heads West for a four-day campaign swing that includes stops in Seattle, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Written by Associated Press

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