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(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Carnahan Drops Prices for Obama Event

Having been involved in Republican fundraisers in the past, Carnahan is in trouble when she has to drop tickets from $250 to $99 and cut the $35 tickets in half and it is made public. She must be desperate for money because that is not the way to fill the room announcing price cuts to see Obama. Question we would have is if Obama is somehow splitting the money. Democrats used to bus in people for events but not this time? Amazing!

Most fundraisers when the event gets close and you have not sold out get people on the phone asking young people to the event and everyone they know. Forgot the Democrats are not very active on my campus today. Guess they would have to get the SEIU there or are they already attending for free and no one left to bring for free?

This is not a good sign for Democrats at all -- Obama's star is fading fast and now more than 55% of Americans consider the word 'socialist' a good term to describe him not in a Republican poll but in a James Carville poll. Over 50% of people polling in a Democrat poll willing to say Obama is a socialist is huge.

Carnahan Drops Prices For Obama Event
July 8, 2010 11:32 AM

By Reid Wilson

Pres. Obama is the best fundraiser the Dem Party has, but his drawing power is way down from its peak during the '08 campaign.

Obama is heading to MO and NV today to raise money for Sec/State Robin Carnahan (D), running for an open Senate seat, and Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid.

But Carnahan's campaign wasn't able to completely sell out the Folly Theater, where Obama will appear for a grassroots event on Carnahan's behalf, at the prices they wanted. Tickets once priced at $250 are now going for $99, while $35 tickets are half off.

The grassroots event at the 1,078-seat theater is expected to net $250K for Carnahan's campaign, the Kansas City Star reported today.

It's just one of Obama's 2 stops for Carnahan; he will appear at a higher-dollar affair at a Marriott hotel in downtown Kansas City -- ironically, the same location where the RNC will host its summer meeting in Aug. But it's telling Obama couldn't fill a theater at the higher price; in '08, just 2 weeks before Election Day, Obama drew 100K to an event in St. Louis and another 75K to a rally in Kansas City, according to a contemporary account from McClatchy.

Obama has 4 total fundraising events scheduled today, 2 in MO and 2 in NV. VP Joe Biden is also hitting the trail, raising money for Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), a freshman Dem facing a tough re-election bid, in a luncheon event in Portland. Later, Biden travels to the Bay Area for a fundraiser with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

Source: National Journal Hot Line On Call

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