Skip to comments.Obama raises more than $1.2 million in Philadelphia (Comcast's David Cohen)
Posted on 07/01/2011 9:19:20 AM PDT by CharlyFord
PHILADELPHIA President Obama raised more than $1.2 million at two campaign fundraisers here Thursday night, the last events of his money-raising blitz in this early stage of the 2012 campaign.
Campaign officials said about 800 people, each giving at least $100, attended the first event, at a Hyatt hotel. Later in the evening, Comcasts executive vice president, David L. Cohen, hosted about 120 people in his home for a dinner, each of the attendees giving at least $10,000 for Obamas reelection campaign.
Among the attendees were Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D). Dinner was arranged by restaurateur Stephen Starr, whose popular eateries include Morimoto and Buddakan.
Cohen, a longtime Democratic operative, has successfully sheparded the regulatory review of Comcasts merger with NBC Universal earlier this year.
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I object to a "longtime Democratic operative" have a major influence over my world.
Send that wasted money to the treasury.
adding Comcrap “do not call” list.
Why wasn’t he in Washington doing his job, like he was claiminghe does.
What did that trip to philadelphia cost the American taxpayers in transportation and security?
What did it cost Philadelphia in extra cops on duty?
Comcrap is old-school Philly Democat. Deep ties to Fast Eddie Rendell.
Dumped comcrap long ago. -ve encouraged hundreds to avoid it.
Hardly surprising. Philly is a corrupt Democrat machine that would give Tammany Hall a run for its money.
Why would anyone possibly want to give away their own money to then turn around and have to give more of it away in Obama taxes?
He seems to only touch down in DC long enough to refuel. /s
Isn’t he one of those “millionaires and billionaires” that Obama is always going on about?
Thought you couldn’t give more than $2,000????
It's an "investment" - in freedom from competition by means of a government protection racket. You know: fascism. Besides, Cohen knows very well that he won't personally pay more if income tax rates go up. That's what he pays his accountant for.
What amazes me is that it is the rich people who give him the money and it is the rich people who he condemns. What is missing from this picture?
Every one of those sorry Democrat sonsof beaches who gave expect to receive what they gave plus interest back, if Obama is elected again.
You can bet your bippy on that.
Gee - is that how much his criminal mobs took - in the city of love?
You're probably right. Hopefully they'll get the picture that it isn't a compliment at the very least.
Like it is done in Chicago. The Dems have their own brand of crony capitalism. Those who pay in will benefit.
Rules only apply to Republicans, like Tom DeLay (Texas).
DeLay moved $190,000, less than one fifty what David Cohen moved, in one evening, and Tom DeLay is now a convicted felon. DeLay was convicted in Travis County, Texas, Dimocrat country, where Dan Rather's sister was chairman of the Texas Dimocrat Party Executive committee.
What's missing from this picture?? Eric Holder, US Attorney General. Holder says who and who doesn't get investigated and prosecuted. Remember all the Dimocrats in O's Administration and Congress that have been caught evading their taxes. Campaign contributors are a protected species.
What do you thinks those flash mob robberies in Philly were all about?
Holder’s peeps were out stealing to raise money for Obama’s campaign.