- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is raising money for the Democratic Party at an event in the District of Columbia.

Obama is attending a Democratic National Committee “roundtable” fundraiser Wednesday at the Jefferson Hotel just blocks from the White House.

Officials say about 25 supporters who gave up to the maximum of $33,400 per person were expected to attend. The event was closed to the news media.

Obama’s participation comes as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continue to campaign against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination. On Tuesday night, Sanders won Oregon’s presidential primary and battled Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky.

The outcome in Kentucky remained too close to declare a winner on Wednesday.


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