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Obama courting donors in DC
Obama back in campaign mode, courting donors in DC
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' President Barack Obama is resuming his regularly scheduled programing of frequent campaign fundraisers after nearly stopping for weeks to work on the debt issue.

The president was joining some 140 guests at a private residence in the nation's capital Monday night with tickets priced at $15,000 per family to benefit the Obama Victory Fund. Later in the evening he was speaking at a small donor outreach event at the ritzy St. Regis hotel.

Last week Obama appeared at fundraisers in Chicago to mark his 50th birthday, but apart from those, Monday's events are only his second fundraising outing since June. As a result of the slowdown his campaign says it does not expect to raise as much in the summer months as it did during the spring.

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