The White House announced Tuesday that Obama would travel to Philadelphia Thursday night to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. While there is not a Pennsylvania Senate race in 2014, there are deep-pocketed donors in the region willing to write checks to help Democrats retain the Senate majority for Obama's final years in office.
The Cook Political Report considers only two Senate races next year to be true toss-ups, including the effort to unseat GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But some red state Democrats are becoming nervous about the fall out from the botched Obamacare start impacting their re-election campaigns, according to a National Journal story Tuesday.
Several days after Obama's woos the state's Democrats, Pennsylvania's GOP congressional delegation will co-host a fundraiser for Corbett in Washington with the DC-based lobbying firm BGR Group. The group was co-founded by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who will also be in attendance at the event, according to the invitation. A copy of the invite was made public on Twitter by Center for Public Integrity's Dave Levinthal.
The Nov. 18 reception in Corbett's honor costs a minimum of $1,000 to attend and up to $5,000 to be considered a co-chair of the event, which will be held at BGR's downtown DC office. Corbett is considered by most political pundits to be the most vulnerable governor of those up for re-election in 2014.