President Barack Obama taped a television spot for the Richmond campaign during the last cycle, which was a huge boon in the majority-black district.
Louisiana pollster Bernie Pinsonat said he didn’t “see any real danger” to Richmond and the chances of him getting ousted in a presidential election year with Obama at the top of the ballot are “slim to none.”
Other disbursements the Richmond for Congress campaign reported in the Oct. 14 filing, which covers money raised and spent in July, August and September, included $21,991 paid to the Political Development Group, a Democratic fundraising and strategy firm on Capitol Hill; $2,795 to the Democratic campaign software firm NGP Software; and $2,287 for three meals at the New Orleans restaurant Zea.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.