Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,319
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  • Obama's Birthday Message: Give Me My Presents And Yours

    07/27/2012 6:21:06 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/27/12 | CaroleL
    President Barack Obama will turn 51 in just a few days and has sent an e-mail to his supporters requesting his preferred gift - their cash. ""My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States," the message reads, "but that's not up to me -- it's up to you." He then goes on to urge people to donate before the end-of-the-month reporting deadline. This connection between a birthday and our Fundraiser-in-Chief comes just a month after the establishment of the Obama Event Registry. That tacky little program encourages anyone who has...
  • Obama For Sale

    07/22/2012 6:12:30 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, July 21, 2012 Saturday, July 21, 2012 Saturday, July 21, 2012 | Daniel GreenfieldObama For Sale
    Summer is traditionally a weak shopping season, but lately the bargains just keep on coming. First there was an offer to have dinner with Obama and now a chance to have him there in your family photo. You can bid on an opportunity to wish Obama a happy birthday in person with the present that he likes best... money. The prices are reasonable, and there are so many ways to buy Obama. You can play the dinner lottery or ask your wedding guests to gift to Obama. The Barack Obama website accepts all payments, Visa, Discover, Master Card, foreign donations...
  • Obama effort spends more in June than it takes in (0bama runs campaign like the Government)

    07/22/2012 1:45:31 AM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 7-21-12 | JACK GILLUM and JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a heavy barrage of advertising by opposing "super" political groups, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign spent more than it collected in June. While outraised again by Republican Mitt Romney, Obama ended the month with a hefty $97.5 million in the bank. June was the second consecutive month in which Romney brought in more money than Obama, finance reports filed Friday show. Romney's money advantage prompted Obama's campaign advisers to warn earlier this month that the president could lose the election if the financial disparity continued. Obama tried to answer the super PACs supporting Romney by spending...
  • Narcissist-In-Chief Raffles Off Spots At His 51st Birthday Party

    07/16/2012 2:50:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | July 16, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    "Welcome to my party, peasant." (radiocity96.7) --First Lady Michelle Obama has written to supporters offering them a chance to enter the raffle in return for a donation of $3. "We'd like to give grassroots supporters the opportunity to join in the fun," she writes. "You guys deserve it and I know Barack would personally love to see you there." The "little celebration" for the president's birthday will take place at the family's home in Chicago on August 3.
  • Obama wedding registry fund-raising strategy not a hit with brides (a total flop)

    07/16/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 16, 2012 | Chuck Bennett and Gerry Shields
    President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop. The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising. Campaign officials launched the initiative in late June, the same month Obama raised just $71 million compared to Romney’s $100 million. So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook,...
  • Busy Month for Obama Campaign with Fundraisers in Switzerland, Sweden, Paris and Communist China

    07/16/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    It’s going to be a very busy month for the Obama Campaign. Fundraisers are scheduled in Switzerland: Sweden: Paris: And Communist China: I’m 41 has more on the Obama fundraiser in Shanghai.
  • Obama's wedding registry fundraising gambit a total flop

    07/16/2012 6:57:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2012 | Rick Moran
    Not only are couples ignoring the idea of asking guests to contribute to the Obama campaign rather than buy a wedding gift, it has actually angered many event planners and couples. New York Post: "The number of links and stories about the announcement is very low since the news went live on June 22," said Meredith Klee, a spokeswoman for the social-media tracking firm Topsy. Her site's latest data show 1,137 posts on Twitter about the registry. And only a few hundred links to the registry have been shared on Facebook - even though Obama has more than 27 million...
  • Outsourced: Obama Campaign Raises Money in China--Again

    07/15/2012 6:44:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7-14-12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama campaign may be attacking Republican rival Mitt Romney for investing abroad, but it is not shy about raising campaign cash overseas. Last week, the campaign held a fundraiser for American expatriates in Shanghai, raking in large sums from those benefiting from the sort of personal and professional investment overseas that President Barack Obama has cast as unpatriotic in a recent attack ad against Romney.
  • Democrats: White House and Senate 'Out of Reach' If Fundraising Doesn't Increase

    07/10/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT · by library user · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 10, 2012 | by Daniel Halper
    Democrats are continuing to sound the alarm about this upcoming election. And the latest alarm bell is being rung by Senator Patty Murray, chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Using a reverse psychology ploy to gin up support from Democratic donors, Murray writes, in an email to supporters, that "If we don’t close this gap now, the White House and Senate will be out of reach before Labor Day." Murray makes clear that the impetus for her sounding alarm is the fundraising gap between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama. "The good news: Democrats set fundraising records in...
  • Obama Campaign Attacks Contributors after being Out-Fundraised: "This is no joke!"

    07/10/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT · by rightistight · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/9/12 | Aurelius
    In either a moment of anger or of trying to goad their supporters into ponying up more dough, the Obama Campaign released a new message: "This is no joke." The sentence came in the latest email to Obama supporters in which Ann Marie Habershaw, Chief Operating Officer for Obama for America, trembled at the prospect of the Romney campaign fundraising more money than President Obama. "We still got beat. Handily," Ms. Habershaw explained to Obama followers. "Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million... You know what that means. We've got some work to do," she continued. She...
  • Obama Trails Romney Again in Battle for Campaign Cash

    07/10/2012 4:59:22 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    In the battle for political cash, President Obama is finding himself in an unaccustomed place during the final months of the 2012 campaign: he is losing. Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee easily outraised the formidable Obama money machine for the second month in a row. A nonstop schedule of high-dollar events around the country brought in $106 million during June to Mr. Obama’s $71 million, giving him and his party four times the cash on hand that it had just three months ago.
  • [Team Obama E-Mail] We could lose if this continues

    07/09/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Obama For AmeriKKKa | July 9, 2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw, COO OFA
    Well, I've got some good news and some bad news. Good news first: June was our best fundraising month yet. We exceeded expectations -- more than 706,000 people stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party. Bad news? We still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million. So, to recap: We had our best fundraising month yet, and we still fell about $35 million short. We can win while being outspent -- but we need to keep it close. You know what...
  • It's a repeat: Romney tops Obama in June by $35 million

    07/09/2012 8:11:44 AM PDT · by MrChips · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/9/12 | Alexander Burns
    n an email to supporters, the Obama campaign announces raising $71 million in June -- trailing Mitt Romney and the RNC for the second consecutive month, this time by $35 million: Our fundraising numbers for June are in: Together with the Democratic National Committee, we raised a total of $71 million from more than 706,000 individual donors. It was our best month of this election so far. But we still got beat -- and not by a little bit. Romney and Republicans raised more than $106 million, not even including money to pro-Romney super PACs. If we lose this election,...
  • 100 Million Dollar Man: Romney Sets Fundraising Record

    07/05/2012 2:05:29 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 181 replies
    Mitt Romney reportedly raised more than $100 million in June, the best fundraising month of his campaign so far. Politico's Mike Allen first reported the total, which includes contributions to both Romney's campaign and the Romney Victory Fund—a joint account between the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee. A Romney spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. That's two record-breaking months in a row for the Romney team. In May, the presumptive Republican nominee raised nearly $77 million—almost $17 million more than President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The Obama campaign has not yet announced its June...
  • George Clooney to Appear at Mega-Dollar Obama Fundraisers in Geneva

    06/30/2012 1:22:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter via Drudge Report ^ | 11:08 AM PDT 6/29/2012 | by Tina Daunt
    George Clooney has signed on for another special guest appearance as the Barack Obama re-election campaign takes its summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash. The Obama campaign posted an invitation on its website Friday revealing that the presidential pal-in-chief will appear at a pair of Americans Abroad for Obama events Aug. 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. Clooney, who usually spends summers at his villa on Italy’s Lake Como, made a similar appearance across the Swiss border on behalf of then-candidate Obama during the run-up to the 2008 general election. Charles Adams, co-president of the campaign’s European outreach...
  • MSNBC host wonders aloud why Obama campaign won’t release post-Obamacare ruling fundraising

    06/29/2012 4:07:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 29, 2012 | Vince Coglianese
    MSNBC’s Chris Jansing wondered aloud Friday morning why President Barack Obama is being so quiet about his fundraising numbers. Following Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obama’s health care law, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign took in a whopping $4.3 million in under 24 hours. Meanwhile, Obama’s campaign has been almost completely silent, with spokesman Ben LaBolt mysteriously gloating to reporters, “We’ve outraised the Romney campaign in that time period but that’s not the point,” according to The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein. LaBolt wouldn’t share any specific numbers Friday morning. “The Obama camp has not released fundraising figures since...
  • Romney Rakes in More Than $1 Million Since ObamaCare Ruling

    06/28/2012 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Milt3726 · 26 replies
    http://townhall.com/ ^ | 06/28/2012 | milt3726
    Romney Rakes in More Than $1 Million Since ObamaCare Ruling
  • OBAMA TOO BROKE TO BUY DINNER GUESTS BOOZE? GOP GROUP STEPS IN!

    06/26/2012 1:24:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    countercontempt.com ^ | June 26,2012 | GUY CABALLERO
    Apparently, those “win a dinner with Obama” contests are taking a toll on Team Obama’s finances. The “donate $3 for a chance to get a seat at the table with President Obama and (fill in the name of annoying celebrity)” offers just aren’t paying off. On Monday, Obama for America Chief Operating Officer Ann Marie Habershaw sent an email to prospective entrants which outlined the difficulties of managing those “Dinner with Barack” events (the next contest, in which several $3 donors will win a dinner with the president and the first lady, has a deadline of Tuesday night). According to...
  • Jimmy Kimmel mocks Obama wedding registry

    06/26/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Via the Washington Free Beacon, Jimmy Kimmel mocks the Obama wedding registry fundraising idea with a spoof ad. “On the campaign website, it says, “a campaign donation goes a lot farther than a gravy bowel (sic),” Kimmel said. “Not if you love gravy it doesn’t. Without a gravy bowl where else am I going to keep my gravy?”
  • It's Not Just YOUR Day...

    06/25/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • Obama Event Registry...????

    06/25/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    06/25/12
    Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
  • Cash Rules at Romney Retreat While Condoleezza Rice Steals the Show

    06/23/2012 11:11:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    PARK CITY, Utah — If the majority of donors who attend this weekend’s gathering of hundreds of high dollar fundraisers go back home as fired up as Rodger Young, the Romney campaign will be in quite strong a financial position and the investment in time and effort for the event will be paid back many times over. “I am going to bundle every penny I can bundle,” said Young, a donor at this weekend’s mixer for Romney donors, GOP stars, and Republican leaders. Until this weekend, Young was merely a donor not a bundler, but that has now changed. “I...
  • Desperado: The Official Obama 2012 Campaign Song

    06/23/2012 8:52:50 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 2 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/23/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?You been out campaigning for so long nowOh, you're a weak oneThough we know you think you're JesusThis money you beg forYou won't find it somehow
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 230 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Unknown
    You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • Obama's 100th round of golf in office!

    06/18/2012 9:17:50 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 17 replies
    Celebrate President Obama's 100th round of golf by reminding yourself how out of touch he is with the American people.
  • VA Father's Day- Kaine's Obama fundraising style

    06/17/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT · by barbaracurtis · 1 replies
    MommyLife ^ | June 17, 2012 | Barbara Curtis
    Another reason to dump Tim Kaine this fall.  Not only is he tied to Obama's coattails, but he uses the same smarmy fundraising techniques.  Here wife Anne - who eschews  her husband's last name - begs us to wish her hubby Happy Father's Day - just like Queen Michelle did for our current Dictator: Dear Barbara, Today is a special day to appreciate the fathers in our lives. This year we'll be spending Father's Day together as a family. I hope you enjoy this picture of Tim with our children -- almost grown up now -- aren't they handsome? We...
  • Obama tending to affairs of state

    06/12/2012 3:49:35 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 8 replies
    A Green Bay Wisconsin television reporter asked President Barack Obama why he didn’t help out the unions in the Wisconsin recall. ABC News reported that Obama didn’t visit the state because, the president said, “the truth of the matter is that as President of the United States, I have a lot of responsibilities.” So, what kept the president so busy . . .
  • Obama critics have it wrong - fundraising a must

    06/10/2012 8:45:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/10/12 | Willie Brown
    People are criticizing President Obama for his endless fundraising. They are wrong. He's got to do that if he's going to win. And it's not just big donors he needs. He's got to get $10 checks from maids and chauffeurs and gardeners and everybody else in the world, like he did the first time around.This is going to be a billion-dollar campaign, and Obama is going to be outspent no matter what he does - by an order of 2 to 1, at least.Somewhere along the line, however, the Republicans are going to figure out they're not going to beat...
  • Mark Steyn: Obama redefines 'Green Zone'

    06/08/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by radioone · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 8, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee a few days ago – that's 60 years on the throne. Just to put it in perspective, she's been queen since Harry S. Truman was president. At any rate, her jubilee has been a huge success, save for a few churlish republicans in various corners of Her Majesty's realms from London to Toronto to Sydney pointing out how absurd it is for grown citizens to be fawning over a distant head of state who lives in a fabulous, glittering cocoon entirely disconnected from ordinary life. Which brings us to President Obama.
  • President Obama is Out of Touch !

    06/08/2012 11:43:01 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 6-8-12 | wolf13
    President Obama and Democrats claim that Republicans are out of touch with ordinary Americans. But it's Obama who's scandalously out of touch with most Americans. Here's proof.
  • Breaking: Romney/RNC outraises Obama/DNC by nearly $17 million in May

    06/07/2012 9:24:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    First, the good news for the Obama campaign ... they improved on a relatively poor showing in April's fundraising numbers. Earlier today, Team O and the DNC announced that they had jointly raised $60 million in May, up from the previous month's $43.6 million: President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have raised a combined $60 million in May for his re-election effort.The totals helped the president exceed his fundraising haul in April, when his campaign and his party raised $43.6 million. That was slightly more than his presumed challenger in the November election, Mitt Romney, and the Republican Party,...
  • Obama spends record amount of time fundraising

    06/06/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 6/6/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    No, it’s not your imagination: President Barack Obama is spending a whole lot of time fundraising, perhaps more than any incumbent president in history. Including this week’s trip to California, he will have spent eight of 24 weekdays during the past month – that’s a third of them - on the road and collecting cash. His event Thursday morning will mark his 153rd fundraiser since announcing his reelection bid last year. That’s nearly double the number that his predecessor George W. Bush had attended by this point in his reelection campaign, according to CBS’s Mark Knoller, who put 43’s early...
  • Obama returning to SF for (another!) fundraising sweep — 2 events here on Wednesday (6-6-12)

    06/01/2012 5:20:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/1/12 | Carla Marinucci
    On a non-stop fundraising roll, President Barack Obama is making his 16th trip to California next week, hitting two San Francisco campaign events on Wednesday to pick up more cash. He’ll star at a luncheon at the fabulous Julia Morgan Ballroom in Clint Reilly’s historic Merchants Exchange building on California Street — site of a Michelle Obama fundraiser last year. The San Francisco events come just two weeks after his last Bay Area fundraising trip which included three Bay Area events — a Redwood City Fox Theatre appearance and an Atherton fundraiser at the home of Doug Goldman on May...
  • Where is President Obama Today? Fundraising and Partying with Rich and Radicals (Updated)

    06/01/2012 10:48:51 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/1/12 | Brian Preston
    Hm. The White House usually emails a daily schedule for the president and vice president, which they send out in the morning. They sent one out yesterday, to tout the hanging of former President Bush’s official portrait. Fridays usually include a video wrap-up of the week just completed. But so far today, nada. If and when the White House gets around to emailing the official schedule out, it will note that on the day that we learned unemployment has ticked back up to 8.2% and previous jobs numbers have been revised negatively, President Obama is not focused on the economy...
  • Big Money: Romney and Allies May Outraise Obama Machine

    05/21/2012 7:12:29 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 10 replies
    NextGenGOP.org ^ | 5-20-12 | Justin Higgins
    While the political odds-makers still give the President better than even chances when it comes to holding a fundraising advantage over Romney, it now appears that the former Massachusetts Governor will be able to challenge Obama dollar-for-dollar, or close to it. The Washington Post digs into the finance situation and says that Obama and his liberal allies should be worried: Here’s a scary thought for Democrats: It’s entirely possible that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee will outraise President Obama and the Democratic National Committee in the seven-month sprint to the general election. In April, the...
  • Romney fundraising keeping pace with Obama

    05/17/2012 6:42:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    Considering the fact that Romney raised less than $13 million in March, the news that his fundraising efforts in April nearly matched the president's totals is something of a welcome surprise.New York Times: Mitt Romney almost matched President Obama in fund-raising during April after securing his party's presidential nomination and joining forces with the Republican National Committee, the campaign will announce on Thursday.Mr. Romney and the R.N.C. raised $40.1 million in April, just shy of the $43.6 million that Mr. Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised for the month.The contributions on behalf of Mr. Romney represent a huge jump...
  • Obama raising Hollywood cash on heels of gay marriage endorsement

    05/10/2012 9:23:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/10/2012 | Fox News
    President Obama and his aides claim they're just not sure how his endorsement of same-sex marriage will play politically. But his campaign is pushing awfully hard to make sure it plays well. The campaign, within hours of Obama's interview in which he declared for the first time his support for gay marriage, blasted out a fundraising email to supporters. At dawn on Thursday, the campaign released a web video highlighting the president's new-found stance and lambasting likely GOP opponent Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage. Now the president is preparing to head to a sold-out fundraiser Thursday evening at George...
  • Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined

    04/30/2012 7:22:51 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 27 replies
    DailyMail - UK ^ | April 30, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    CAMPAIGNER IN CHIEF? Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book. Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office. The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty, due to be published by University Press of Kansas in July, give statistical backing to the notion that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any...
  • Some advice about George Clooney [junk email from Obama]

    04/24/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    obama spam | 04/24/2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw
    [Name Deleted to Protect the Patriot]-- I have some advice for the two people who will be selected to go to a party for the President at George Clooney's house: Choose your guest wisely. Whoever you pick to join you is going to owe you big time. Think about it -- and chip in $3 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered: [donation link deleted.... :-] - Ann Marie Ann Marie Habershaw Chief Operating Officer Obama for America P.S. -- Regarding your airfare and hotel, we've got it covered. Just get your name in the mix today.
  • Obama Raising Money Offshore? AND Ayers Wrote His Book?

    04/23/2012 9:38:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2012 | MOTUS
    “Mr. Obama has held more than a hundred joint fund-raisers since last spring, far more than President George W. Bush during his 2004 re-election, and has tucked fund-raising stops into many of his official presidential trips.” Heh. Try saying that three times with a straight face: “Mr. Obama has held more than a hundred joint fund-raisers” Even with this promise of additional fundraiser looty, it looks like it’s still “hard out here for a pimp” Plouffee is still having a hard time luring in the really big sugar daddies. Boy, this economy sucks doesn’t it? Oh well, I guess we’ll...
  • Oh no, not Bo, says critic of Obama fundraising trick

    04/16/2012 2:46:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/16/12 | Paul Bedard
    Now even Bo, the nation’s first pup, is being used to raise money for his the reelection campaign of his owner, President Obama. Cute for sure, but not everybody’s wagging their tail over what is the first use of a presidential pet to raise campaign cash. On the Obama-Biden campaign website, Bo is featured because it is the third anniversary of his adoption. “It’s a promise Barack made to his daughters--that if he won the election in November 2008, he would buy them their long-awaited puppy. On April 14, 2009, Barack followed through on his promise to Malia and Sasha--the...
  • Romney's fundraisers are quietly amassing millions

    04/04/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT · by throwback · 35 replies
    WSJ AP ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jack Gillum, Brett J. Blackledge and Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON — A few weeks before the Republican primary in Florida in January, the billionaire owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins hosted a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at his oceanfront home in Palm Beach. The average voter wouldn't know about the event at the home of Stephen Ross because Romney's campaign doesn't follow the practice of other major presidential candidates who have willingly identified big-money fundraisers and the amounts they collect. A review by The Associated Press of campaign records and other documents reveals hints about the vast national network of business leaders bringing in millions to elect Romney. The...
  • Photo op with Newt isn't free, campaign charging $50 (First Lady's price: $10,000)

    03/27/2012 2:16:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | March 27, 2012 | Kristal Roberts
    Few things in life are free, including a photo with republican presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich. In an effort to funnel more cash into his campaign, the former house speaker will charge $50 a snapshot for anyone who wants a photo with him, according to a CNN report.
  • Rove: Disappointed Obama Donors Turning Off The Spigot

    03/19/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    newsmax. ^ | Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 11:54 AM | By Richard Wagner
    Democrats disappointed with President Barack Obama are withholding campaign donations, leaving him well below his campaign’s fundraising goals, political analyst Karl Rove writes in an opinion column in The Wall Street Journal. Reports issued by the Obama campaign show that donations have trickled in at a rate of about half of the $50 million a month needed to reach the campaign’s goal of a $1 billion war chest for the 2012 race. Through January, the president had raised an average of $24 million a month for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Compared with an average of $29...
  • Obamas’ Fundraising Day: Barack Having $35,800 Per Head Lunch With Mega-Donors – Mooch To Hit

    03/19/2012 10:03:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3/19/12 | zip
    Obamas’ Fundraising Day: Barack Having $35,800 Per Head Lunch With Mega-Donors – Mooch To Hit Bowling Party, Cocktails With De Niros… Somehow Jay Carney will claim this isn’t related to Obama’s reelection campaign. (ABC News) — Fresh off an all-day Friday fundraising swing that landed close to $5 million for the 2012 campaign, President Obama and the first lady are kicking off the week with another round of money events expected to raise at least $1.2 million more. The president this afternoon will host a private, roundtable discussion with 20 of his wealthiest supporters at the W Hotel in Washington,...
  • Obama fundraising a flop? (The Billion Dollar Bust)

    03/19/2012 7:11:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when the Obama campaign hinted that they could raise a billion dollars to keep Barack Obama in the White House? Good times, good times. In February, Obama raised $45 million, but that was in partnership with the DNC, which has claim on some of that cash: President Obama‘s reelection effort added $45 million to its coffers in February, a boost in fundraising as the campaign builds up its national infrastructure.The $45 million haul was raised jointly by the Democratic National Committee, Obama for America and two joint fundraising committees — the Obama Victory Fund and the Swing State Victory...
  • Secret Service Spies on Free Republic (no kidding)

    03/16/2012 10:30:17 PM PDT · by garjog · 179 replies
    Just reading "New Details on NSA‘s ’Spy Center‘ and Secrets From Domestic Eavesdropping Operation ’Stellar Wind’-- The Blaze/ March 16, 2012" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2860168/posts reminded me that I wanted to report to you all that the Secret Service spied on a post I set up to report on Obama using the athletic fields of our university here on the eastside of Seattle. On Feb. 17 Obama made one of his frequent fundraising visits, this time to Washington State to shake down a couple billionaires who live near by. He spoke at Boeing in the morning, then flew to Kirkland. The trip was...
  • Barack Obama-the Traveling Salesman

    03/12/2012 5:04:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    During the past year, Barack Obama has attended over 100 fundraisers. Even in a cynical, political town, such as Washington, DC Obama is racking up some staggering numbers, with time spent out of the office leading the list. We are a generation that is used to executives who work outside of the office using air travel, telework, video conferencing, off-site, motivational conferences, international, simulcast product launches and a host of other 21st century management techniques to enhance a worker’s performance. But in this age of out of the office “productivity” activities, the average American is a mere piker compared...
  • Conservative leaders 'all in' for Santorum (200 conservatives pledge to raise nearly $2M)

    03/11/2012 7:49:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/11/2012 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    A group of conservative leaders pledged to raise a combined $1.78 million for Rick Santorum's campaign and SuperPAC after meeting privately in Texas this weekend with the Republican presidential hopeful, POLITICO has learned. More than 200 conservatives from all over the country convened at the Houston Omni for a Friday fundraising reception for Santorum's campaign. They then met to plot strategy with the former senator Saturday morning, discussing how to overcome Mitt Romney's growing advantage in the GOP primary and fend off Newt Gingrich. "The message was, 'we're all in,'" said South Dakota businessman and conservative organizer Bob Fischer, one...
  • Senate Conservatives

    03/10/2012 3:44:01 PM PST · by JaguarXKE · 10 replies
    Senate Conservatives ^ | March 2012 | Jim DeMint
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) announced today that it has launched a new 30-second television spot highlighting the conservative record of Don Stenberg, candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska.