Rahm Raises Funds for Dems

Tough as a handful of nails and three times as sharp, Rahm Emanuel’s announcement Wednesday that he’ll drop his honorary chairmanship of the Obama campaign and hit the fundraising trail for the Democrats is a sign that they’re pulling out the big guns as they fight the GOP’s money lead going into the home stretch of the 2012 election cycle. Officials for challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign and the Republican National Committee announced that they raised $100 million in August. Glenn Thrush of Politico reported that Emanuel lobbied top Dems to establish a super PAC that could close the Republican advantage—a proposal that was rejected.