Obama: I’m Fundraising to Stop ‘Big Money’

President Obama argued that his fundraising was designed to ensure people turn out to vote and that if people don’t vote “big money” takes over on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC.

The president discussed his trip to Los Angeles to fundraise, saying “we got to keep folks going, you know, there’s going to be another election, and the main purpose, really, is just to make sure that people turn out…just trying to work harder to figure out how we can get people engaged.” He then referenced his previous remarks on the importance of voting in Selma over the weekend before stating “the reason Washington does not work is because 2/3s of — 2/3s of us who should be active aren’t active, and as a consequence, special interests and big money ends up moving a lot of the agenda and driving gridlock.”

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