Since Obama announced his re-election bid, the president has crisscrossed the country for more fundraisers, collecting campaign money from Hollywood stars and software magnates to small-donor supporters.
Obama “doesn’t have the luxury of spending much time fundraising like the full-time GOP candidates,” campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said. “Much of the fundraising he has done will benefit the DNC and Democrats up and down the ballot.”
In all, Obama has staged 18 fundraising events since officially launching his re-election campaign April 4. A two-day swing through California last month featured six fundraisers, including a dinner where donors included director Steven Spielberg and actor George Clooney.
First lady Michelle Obama also has stepped up her campaign activity in recent weeks, headlining fundraisers in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.