Obama Won't Share Funds With Senate Dems

Party sees chance to boost majority, but nominee feels pressure to stuff war chest
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Sep 16, 2008 10:06 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has allowed Senate Democrats to use his name on email and other pitches, but turned down a request for $10 million in aid.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama has rejected an appeal from the Senate Democrats to kick some campaign money their way, Politico reports. Obama raised a record $66 million in August, but is currently outmatched by the combination of John McCain and the Republican National Committee. With 23 GOP-held seats being contested, Senate Dems had looked to Obama to help finance a rare opportunity to boost their majority.