Obama sets out on Dem fundraising sprint amid mounting crises | Fox News
Neil Abercrombie is launching a radio ad featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor’s bid for re-election. Related Top fundraisers use TV humor in final… Abercrombie campaign spokesman Shane Peters says the radio spot was scheduled to air Wednesday morning in Hawaii. In the ad, Obama uses the Hawaiian word for family, saying Abercrombie is “like ohana to me.” He says Abercrombie knew his parents “before I was a twinkle in their eye.” Obama says Abercrombie has made gutsy decisions leading Hawaii. He says Abercrombie tackled a budget crisis and made smart investments in education. He also says Abercrombie fights for middle class and working families. Abercrombie’s campaign paid for the ad.
Obama Declares Washington Wildfire Emergency – ABC News
The fire is being blamed for one death. Rob Koczewski, 67, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday while he and his wife were hauling water and digging fire lines near their home. Gov. Jay Inslee said Obama called Koczewski’s wife to express his condolences. More than 2,100 firefighters and support crew are involved with fighting the fire, Payne said.
Obama: Washington could do with less ‘Scandal’ – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs
Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, ribbed the president for his schedule. “The fact is if the president weren’t so busy playing golf or pool, he would know the integration has been happening,” Gohmert told Fox News, referring to collaboration along the border between various Border Patrol and security officials. Obama did abandon one idea for the trip, however. The White House had been in touch with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about a presidential appearance on his show during the stop in Los Angeles, but is not going forward. “We elected not to do it this time, but hope we can arrange to do it in the near future,” a White House official said. But on the fundraising trail, Obama remains a potent draw among the Democratic Party’s wealthy donors, who pay up to $32,400 to be in intimate settings with the president. The fundraising highlight of the trip will be a Democratic National Committee event Wednesday at the Beverly Hills home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the ABC series “Scandal,” a drama set in modern-day Washington. Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role in the show, is among the hosts. So far this 2013-14 election cycle, Obama has attended 73 fundraising events for Democratic Party groups. During the 2009-10 midterm cycle, when Republicans won control of the House, Obama attended 98 fundraisers, according to CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps detailed records of presidential travels and events. Obama has outpaced his predecessor in fundraising, having attended 395 fundraisers during his presidency as of this week. According to Knoller’s statistics, then-President George W.
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Obama’s low approval rate holds steady – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL
Wednesday’s, held in the leafy and exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, started at $1,000 a ticket. A Democratic official said 450 people were expected to attend. R&B star Janelle Monae performed. Part of Obama’s message is encouraging Democrats to show up on Election Day, a task historically difficult in midterm years. “People don’t even know there’s an election,” he said Wednesday.