With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on the horizon, things are chugging along at the World Trade Center site in preparation. On Friday, the mayor announced both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will be joining him at the ceremony. Two blocks away, two very short blocks, Sharif El-Gamal is rushing to meet his own September deadline.
From one of the more entertaining White House pool reports in recent memory, comes this dispatch about President Obama’s $35,800-per-plate ($5k to the campaign; the rest to the DNC) fundraiser in San Francisco this morning:
Mr. Obama was in the middle of his remarks when a woman in a white suit stood up and said, Read More
A reader passed along the following invitation for Andrew Cuomo’s first major fundraiser since getting inaugurated at the start of the year.
The fundraiser is tied together with a performance of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and according to our reader, specifically targets members of the LGBT community. (The show is about two drag queens Read More
The office of Long Island congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy just sent out word that she just completed a (for her, at least) record-breaking fundraising haul in the first quarter of the 2012 election cycle.
“The outpouring of support from both New Yorkers and across the country has just been enormous,” McCarthy said in a statement. “I’m Read More
President Barack Obama will be returning to New York City on April 27 for another fundraiser as he officially embarks on his 2012 re-election bid, according to two major Democratic donors who have been informed of the president’s plan.
Obama came to New York City last week for a Harlem dinner that netted $1.5 million Read More
This morning, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand emailed supporters to celebrate her record-breaking first-quarter, in which she raised more than $3 million dollars.
“I couldn’t wait to thank you,” wrote Gillibrand, who is up for re-election again in 2012, before she resumes the usual six-year schedule. “Our campaign just closed its books for the FEC filing period Read More
Jay Jacobs didn’t hear any complaining from the die-hard Democrats who attended President Obama’s $30,800 dinner in Harlem on Tuesday night.
“People can grumble all they want up until the president walks in a room,” said Jacobs, who chairs the state Democratic committee, in addition to being a high-profile party fundraiser. “Believe me, it’s unbelievable Read More
Parse.ly, the New York-based company that endeavors to personalize users’ web experiences, today announced that it has raised $800,000 from Blumberg Capital, ff Asset Management, Scott Becker, Don Hutchison, Jeffrey Greenblatt and Jon Axelrod.
The site invites users to prioritize their reading according to their expressed interests. An interest — Philadelphia, for example Read More
Postling, a New York startup that organizes people’s social media for them in one place, and send users daily email updates about the goings-on in their social media lives, has raised $350,000, according to TechCrunch. The transaction was facilitated by angel investing forum AngelList.
Postling works in super-cool New York shared workspace General Read More