Obama and Biden Cancel Many Fundraisers Outside of Washington

Jul 25, 2011 9:30am

ABC News' Ann Compton (@AnnCompton) reports:

Obama campaign officials confirm to ABC News that actual cancellations are now in effect for more than a half dozen political fundraisers that were to take President Obama to the West Coast and Vice President Biden to three cities across the South.

An uncertain fate awaits a fundraising celebration for President Obama’s 50th birthday in his hometown Chicago.  He might not be able to attend on August 3, a day before the birthday and one day after the default deadline for the debt ceiling. The cancellations were first reported by the Chicago Sun Times. 

Tonight, one fundraiser in a private home here in Washington has been cancelled, and another in a hotel will get Vice President Biden instead of a presidential appearance.

A New York fundraiser last week was postponed until August because of the ongoing negotiations for raise the debt ceiling.

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