By Associated Press
WASHINGTON â€” President Barack Obama warned Democrats about becoming too complacent with six weeks left before the election. He joked that Democrats tend to believe that the â€œsky is fallingâ€ or that â€œeverything is great.â€
â€œThis is going to be a close race right down to the wire,â€ he told about 90 donors gathered at the Washington home of Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat.
His remarks come amid public polls that show him gaining advantages in some key battleground states. It also comes months after anxious Democrats worried Obama would not be able to keep up with Romneyâ€™s fundraising.
In a day partly devoted to a fundraising blitz for himself and other Democrats, Obama also offered themes of political unity, telling another group of donors that the nation is â€œnot as divided as the pundits make it seem.â€
â€œI donâ€™t know how many folks will vote for me this time around,â€ Obama told an audience of donors near the White House. â€œBut I say the same thing to them (as in 2008): I will be your president, too.â€
â€œIâ€™m not fighting to create Democrat or Republican jobs,â€ Obama added. â€œIâ€™m fighting to create American jobs.â€
The message came as Obama continues to seize on a leaked video in which his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, said that 47 percent of people â€œwill vote for the president no matter what.â€ Romney described them as people who pay no federal income tax and â€œbelieve that they are victims.â€
Obama spoke at the first of three fundraisers after another Friday afternoon of debate prep at Democratic National Committee headquarters. He will face off against Romney in Denver on Wednesday.
The Obama fundraiser at the Capital Hilton drew an estimated 700 guests with tickets starting at $250.
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