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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.