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Hmmm, this is interesting:

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is having dinner Wednesday evening with President Barack Obama and 11 of her fellow Democratic senators.

The policy dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C., is the continuation of the president’s outreach dinners with lawmakers, including Republicans, in recent weeks.

Topics of discussion are expected to include gun control, immigration reform and budgetary matters with Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and others.

Landrieu, D-La., has not taken public stances on pending gun control or immigration proposals. - The Advocate, 4/16/13

Yep, Obama is taking Landrieu and 11 other lucky Democratic Senators out to dinner tonight:

President Obama will expand his charm offensive to his own party Wednesday night when he breaks bread with 12 Democratic senators at the upscale Jefferson Hotel in downtown Washington.

Obama’s dinner with Democrats, just weeks after two recent dinners he held with a dozen Republican senators each, comes as he is promoting his budget, which angered some Democratic lawmakers because of his offer to trim Social Security benefits.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, organized the dinner, according to a White House official.

The other attendees include Sen. Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) as well as Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (R-Ore.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.). - Washington Post, 4/16/13

Interesting choice of Democratic Senators Obama chose to have dinner with.  Especially Landrieu, who right now has yet to state how she will vote on the Toomey-Manchince background check bill:

Vice President Joe Biden in recent days has been calling red state Democrats like Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to press her to back the Manchin-Toomey proposal.
Sen Mary Landrieu holds up a chart of who is in charge of FEMA at a Homeland Security Subcommittee focusing on housing for Katrina victims on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Lauren Victoria Burke/WDCPIX.COM)
“I’m still considering it… I haven’t made a final decision,” Landrieu said. “I have talked to Vice President Biden. We talked generally about the issue and [I] was happy to talk with him.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), however, said he remains hopeful it can pass.

“I think there’s significant momentum,” Reid told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. “Now, am I saying it’s all over with, done, we got the votes? No, but we certainly feel we have the wind at our back.” - Politico, 4/16/13
I'm ok with Obama trying to talk Landrieu into voting for gun control and immigration reform but not for Social Security cuts.  Be sure to remind Landrieu that you don't support cuts to Social Security as part of a Grand Bargain before she goes out to dinner tonight and that you support immigration reform and background checks:


And you can also remind the other Democrats going to dinner tomorrow here:

Murray: 202-224-2621

Durbin: 202-224-2152

Feinstein: 202-224-3841

Reed: 202-224-4642

Shaheen: 202-224-2841

Bennet: 202-224-5852

Wyden: 202-224-5244

Stabenow: 202-224-4822

Whitehouse: 202-224-2921

Warner: 202-224-2023

Coons: 202-224-5042

Originally posted to pdc on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT.

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