First Lady to Host Obama Fundraiser in Louisville

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Louisville next month to support her husband’s re-election campaign. The Obama campaign has scheduled a fundraiser for February 23 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in west Louisville. It is expected to draw hundreds of President Obama’s supporters, who won Jefferson County in 2008 despite his […]

Barzun Leaving Diplomatic Post to Oversee Obama Fundraising

Stepping down as the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, Louisville technology entrepreneur Matthew Barzun will be President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign finance chair. Political observers have estimated Mr. Obama’s bid in 2012 could be the first to raise $1 billion, and plucking a finance guru like Barzun is a sign that’s a serious goal. From the Boston […]

Barzun, Northup Win Full Senate Approval

The United States Senate has voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Louisville businessman Matthew Barzun to be ambassador to Sweden. Barzun, an internet entrepreneur, was nominated for the post in June by President Obama, for whom Barzun was a key fundraiser during the presidential campaign. The Senate also Friday unanimously confirmed the nomination of […]

Vote Expected Soon On Barzun Nomination

A U.S. Senate committee could vote this week on the confirmation of a Louisville man to be the next ambassador to Sweden. President Obama nominated Matthew Barzun for the post in June. Barzun is an internet entrepreneur and played a key fundraising role in Obama’s 2008 campaign (he’s also a current member of the Louisville […]