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November 23, 2014

Obama Hits the Road Next Week for Delayed DSCC Fundraisers

President Barack Obama will finally hit the road next week for fundraisers benefiting Senate Democrats.

The events in Dallas on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee were previously scheduled for Oct. 21, but the trip was delayed because of the federal government shutdown.

The president will now appear Nov. 6 at two DSCC fundraisers in the Lone Star State, then head south to Miami on Nov. 8 for more DSCC functions.

Obama has already appeared at two Senate campaign fundraisers this year, as well as a joint fundraiser benefiting both the DSCC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The DSCC is working to hold its five-seat majority in the Senate, while the DCCC has the more difficult challenge of picking up 17 seats to win back the House.

The first Dallas event is a dinner at the home of Russell Budd, a plaintiffs’ attorney and major donor to Obama’s presidential campaigns. Organizers have requested $32,000 per couple to attend the dinner, a Democratic source said. Obama has previously been to Budd’s home for a DSCC fundraising dinner.

The second Dallas event is a reception at the home of attorney Peter Kraus, also an Obama bundler. That event requires a $15,000 donation.

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