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Obama Kicks off Fundraising Push in the Big Apple

by Jeff Coltin, Associated Press
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Obama speaking

Intel Photos, flickr

Expect park closing, street closings, and expensive parties.

Budget crisis averted, President Obama's launching an intense fundraising push ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

It's all for the Democrats, especially the Democratic National Committee that is still retiring the debt from the President's 2012 re-election campaign. He has at least nine events scheduled through the end of the year - the first Friday night in New York City.

The President will be guest at a more than $16,000-a-person party, hosted by Kathryn Chenault - the wife of American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Steve Israel, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will join Obama at the first event.

Brooklyn's Prospect Park will be shut down from noon-6 P.M. tomorrow as the President visits a nearby high school before the event. Obama's helicopter is expected to land in the park before he heads over to Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-Tech, in Crown Heights to promote high-tech education. He praised the school in his State of the Union address this year for its innovative program.

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