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Dems Scurry to Fundraise, Hear Out Chimpanzee Pitches

September 6, 2012
Democrats seem to be scrambling as Republicans are outpacing them in fundraising, so much so that senior White House officials are hearing out pitches for protecting captive chimpanzees.

The Washington Post reports that the fundraising successes by conservative super PACs have reportedly been keeping White House Senior adviser David Plouffe "awake at night." In one policy meeting, Plouffe  "listened intently" to wealthy donors Tim Gill and Jon Stryker as they discussed whether President Barack Obama "would sign an executive order before the election prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity," the Post reports. Stryker also asked Plouffe about enacting new governmental protections for chimpanzees kept in captivity.

Plouffe took notes, and after he left, Priorities USA Action co-founder Sean Sweeney made a pitch for donations, the Post reports. Weeks later, Stryker gave $1.5 million to the pro-Obama super PAC.

Former Obama chief of staff and fundraising guru Rahm Emanuel has left his position as honorary chairman of the Obama campaign so he could help raise money for the Democratic National Committee.

Pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future has raised $89.7 million so far this cycle, far outpacing Priorities USA Action, which has raised $25.5 million, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. 
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