Obama heading to New Jersey to raise $1 million for DemocratsBy Erica Werner, AP
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Obama heads to Jersey to raise dollars for Dems
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is heading to New Jersey to raise $1 million for Democrats as he plunges into campaign mode ahead of pivotal midterm elections.
Obama will speak at a small dinner later Wednesday at the Cresskill, N.J., home of Michael Kempner, head of MWW Group, a public relations firm in East Rutherford.
Tickets to the 50-person Democratic National Committee dinner were $30,400 each, the maximum individual contribution.
Obama headlined four DNC fundraisers last month, helping the party raise $16 million in September, its best monthly haul this election cycle. The DNC has been raising more than the Republican National Committee despite the down economy and the problems faced by congressional Democrats, who are expected to suffer significant losses in November.
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