The departing president and leader of the Democratic Party is picking up the pace of his efforts to raise money for candidates up and down the ballot. Party insiders expect Obama will do even more as general election races heat up.
So far this year, Obama has participated in 20 fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for individual campaigns. June was his most prolific month, with six fundraisers, according to White House and other records of his public schedule. From January to March, he did nine.