Tuesday, September 16, 2008

THINGS PRESIDENT OBAMA IS GOING TO REGRET

Politico -Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a personal appeal to Barack Obama: Help me grow the Democrats’ Senate majority by sharing some of the $77 million you’ve got in the bank. Obama’s campaign said no.

Although Democratic insiders say a better deal could still come, the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name - as well as those of his wife and running mate - in mail and online fundraising pitches. The campaign has planned no joint fundraising events with House or Senate Democrats, and insiders say none is likely to be held before Election Day. . .

Obama raised a record-setting $66 million in August, leaving his campaign with about $77 million in cash now. . .

Reid and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Charles Schumer had hoped at one point to get as much as $10 million from the Obama campaign. With 23 GOP seats up for grabs this year - versus only a dozen Democratic seats - Senate Democrats see a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pad their majority with as many as four to seven new seats.

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