September 16, 2008

WHAT HAVE YOU TO DO WITH ME?:

Cash-poor Obama says no to Reid (JOHN BRESNAHAN, 9/16/08, 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.

In rejecting a direct request from his Senate leader, Obama has put a fine point on the financial pressures he’s feeling as the presidential race turns toward the fall.


Nothing can be allowed to detract or distract from his Oneness.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 16, 2008 6:25 AM
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