Obama Adviser to Meet With Top New York Donors

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Barack Obama, will meet with some of New York’s top fund-raisers at the office of Mark Lasry in New York on Friday, according to one of the invitees.

The meeting of about 15 major bundlers is being characterized as a chance for Jarrett to get to know the elite of New York’s donor community better, but one of the fund-raisers gave me a different take.

"They are getting concerned because they are in a serious money crunch and they really need to engage New York more," said the source.

Obama Adviser to Meet With Top New York Donors