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President Barack Obama shakes after delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York.

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President Barack Obama shakes after delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York.

Obama to NYC: ‘I Don’t Need 80% of the Vote Here’

President Barack Obama raised money for Senate Democrats yesterday in exceptionally friendly political terrain: New York City. Obama won 81 percent of the vote in the nation’s most populous city 18 months ago, the best showing by a presidential candidate...

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U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) speaks to members of the media outside his office on April 29, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) speaks to members of the media outside his office on April 29, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Grimm Opponent Leveraging Legal Trouble for Fundraising

For New York City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Jr., the Democratic challenger to Rep. Michael Grimm, the Republican incumbent’s legal problems provide a welcome way to raise campaign cash. In fact, Recchia supporters agreed to match all donations two-for-one on...

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Ryan’s $4 Million: House’s Biggest

Paul Ryan has the biggest campaign fund in the  House, at more than $4 million. It’s not hard to explain why. The Wisconsin Republican was Mitt Romney’s running mate on the party’s 2012 presidential ticket. He leads the House Budget Committee...

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U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Oct. 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Oct. 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

House Democrats Lead Fundraising Amid Difficult Majority Odds

House Democrats excel at fundraising even as the national political environment and demographics work against them winning a majority of seats in November. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee topped the National Republican Congressional Committee by $6.4 million to $5.1 million...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning as he arrives to play golf at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2013.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning as he arrives to play golf at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2013.

Obama: Mourning in Miami Again

Two weekends ago, President Barack Obama was golfing with Alonzo Mourning at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. Tonight, Obama was at the Miami home of the former Miami Heat center, an avid fundraiser for the president, raising top-dollar...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama to Donors: ‘We Get a Little Sleepy’ in the Midterms

For the president to close down a lengthy stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia during evening rush hour, it must be really important, right? Well, it’s important to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for sure. It was their...

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Mark Penn at Saint Anselm College in this Jan. 5, 2008 file photo in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Mark Penn at Saint Anselm College in this Jan. 5, 2008 file photo in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Obama’s ‘Hey’ a Model for Microsoft’s (Clinton’s) Mark Penn

“Hey,” read the subject line on the e-mails from Team Obama. Casual lingo for a fundraising appeal? No, test-crafted research for communications guaranteed to engage a follower.  “Most of the $690 million Obama raised online (for his 2012 re-election campaign) “came...

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