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Posted at 4:17 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2013
President Barack Obama will finally hit the road next week for fundraisers benefiting Senate Democrats.
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.