Updated: 1:09 p.m. | President Barack Obama will hold at least 14 fundraisers this year to support Democratic efforts to take control of the House and keep the majority in the Senate.
They include five outside-D.C. events for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and five outside-D.C. events for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, along with separate and joint appearances for the committees in Washington, D.C.
As the country’s best fundraiser, Obama’s appearances will boost both committees as they stockpile resources this year for competitive races in 2014.
House Democrats must win a net of 17 seats to take the majority. Senate Republicans need to net six seats to take back control of that chamber.
The news of the Obama-led fundraisers is a particular boon for the DCCC, which will be primarily on offense this cycle. Obama-Biden 2012 Campaign Manager Jim Messina told DCCC Chairman Steve Israel of New York the good news earlier this week.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is also expected to do fundraising events for the DCCC.
The New York Times first reported the Obama fundraisers, which were confirmed to CQ Roll Call by a Democratic official.