President Obama will attend his first fundraisers as president this afternoon, hoping to generate cash for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) at two events held in Washington, DC--one at the National Women in the Arts Museum and another at the Warner Theater. Obama also endorsed Democrat Scott Murphy in New York's 20th congressional district race today, rounding out his leap back into campaign/party politics.

The DNC trailed the Republican National Committee (RNC) in February fundraising (taking in $3.2 million from individual donors compared to the RNC's $5 million), so it will look to use the president's star power to play catchup. The DNC won't publicize its haul from today's events until it files with the Federal Election Commission next month, so we'll have to wait to see whether Obama still has the touch.

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