Former President Obama is back in the news.
Obama is scheduled to be the top speaker at an upcoming DNC fundraiser in Los Angeles, California.
Former President Barack Obama will headline a high-dollar fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee on June 28, hoping to give a boost to the party committee in advance of the midterms.
The event is being billed as a gala dinner, with tickets starting at $2,700-per-person. The highest priced ticket goes to those who write checks or raise $100,000, which includes premium seating, a photo reception, host reception, membership in the DNC finance committee and admission to two other “marquee events,” according to an invite.
A story in Deadline Hollywood discussed the DNC invite:
“I am very excited to announce that President Barack Obama will be joining DNC Chair Tom Perez in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 28 to headline his first fundraising event for the DNC on the West Coast this year,” said the invite to the $2,700 to $100,000 priced event. “This will be a rare opportunity to spend an evening with President Obama,” the pitch added. “While at the event, President Obama and Chair Perez will discuss the strategy of the Democratic Party for winning elections in 2018 and beyond.”
The DNC is having money problems as the Washington Examiner reports:
The Democratic National Committee’s latest fundraising numbers show the party continues to have trouble with fundraising as the 2018 midterm elections approach.
April 2018 marked the DNC’s worst April of fundraising in a midterm election year since 2006, according to data filed with the Federal Election Commission.
While the DNC raised only $7.9 million in April 2018, the Republican National Committee raised $13 million. April’s numbers brought the RNC’s totals to $43.8 million cash-on-hand and no debt, while the DNC’s totals came to $8.7 million cash-on-hand and $5.3 million of debt.
In addition to the DNC’s fundraising problems, polls are showing Democrats are not getting the following they want to generate their “blue wave.”
Former President Obama might help with getting more money for the DNC but the biggest problem for Democrats is they don’t have a political message that resonates with Americans.