Obama to host Dem fundraiser this week

Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaCould the coming 'red wave' election become a 'red tsunami'? Bottom line Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle MORE will headline a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., this week.

He’s set to appear Thursday at a closed-door event for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NRDC), The Washington Post reported.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told the Post that Obama wants to help “build the bench” for the Democrats.


NDRC Executive Director Kelly Ward would not say how much Obama’s appearance is expected to bring in but said he “still has such a microphone” to woo donors to invest in state-level races.

“That bully pulpit still very much rests with him,” Ward told the Post.

Obama wants to support the committee’s “efforts to address unfair gerrymandering practices that leave too many American voters feeling voiceless in the electoral process,” spokesman Kevin Lewis said.

“Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama,” he added.