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.