Besides Biden, HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius at fund-raiser Obama skipped

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WASHINGTON–Turns out that not only Vice President Joe Biden replaced President Obama at a fund-raiser on Monday night: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also showed up at the small event.

Obama shelved two fund-raisers he was to headline because of the debt ceiling stalement; last night he gave a speech to the nation urging Republicans to compromise.

My Monday column on Obama and Biden canceling fund-raising events because of the debt crisis is here.

Sebelius at the St. Regis Hotel fund-raiser was scooped by Eddie Gehman Kohan at

From Kohan: “They spoke to about 25 big-ticket donors. DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FLA) also attended.”

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