Obama Fundraising Picks Up Steam As 2012 Campaign Looms

Source: David Nakamura / The Washington Post

White House aides continue to insist that President Obama isn’t really campaigning yet. Press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Obama’s focus on the campaign “is relatively low now” because he is busy governing.

“He is not engaging particularly aggressively in his reelection campaign,” Carney said. “It’s only January. There is not a Republican nominee.”

Yet this week, the president is attending at least five fundraisers, including two Monday night in Washington and three events, including a public concert, in Chicago on Wednesday. First lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, is appearing at four events in the swing state of Virginia this week, including two Democratic National Committee events.

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