Obama to Dems: What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine, what's ours is mine

He may well raise a billion dollars for his re-election campaign but Barack Obama has let congressional Democrats know that they aren't getting any of it. Politico: President Barack Obama has a bleak message for House and Senate Democrats this year when it comes to campaign cash: You're on your own. Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have privately sought as much as $30 million combined from Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee -- a replay of the financial help they received from Obama in 2008 and 2010. But that's not going to happen, top Obama aides Jim Messina and David Plouffe told Reid and Pelosi in back-to-back meetings on Capitol Hill on Thursday, according to sources familiar with the high-level talks. It was a stark admission from a presidential campaign once expected to rake in as much as $1 billion of just how closely it is watching its own bottom line. Messina...(Read Full Post)