Barack in the groove! Obama makes his comeback as he headlines major Democratic fundraiser at private DC home attended by heavyweights Eric Holder and Nancy Pelosi
- The former president headlined a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee Thursday night
- It was one of his first major appearances for the party since Donald Trump succeeded him in January
- It was held at a private residence in Washington, DC and was closed to the press
- The event aimed to raise money to fund the coming electoral battles next year
Barack Obama is making his comeback.
The forty-fourth president headlined a key Democratic fundraiser Thursday night, in one of his first major appearances for the party since Donald Trump succeeded him in January.
The event was a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and was attended by former Attorney General Eric Holder and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. It was held at a private home in Washington, DC and was closed to the press.
The event aimed to raise money to fund the coming electoral battles next year in a bid to control the redistricting effort that is scheduled to take place after the 2020 census.
How districts are drawn - and redrawn - has a big impact on the political landscape, making the process extremely important to the fortunes of American political parties.
The 435 congressional districts that elect lawmakers to the US House of Representatives are redrawn every 10 years following the national census.
Local legislatures, and not the federal government or the US Congress, redraw these boundaries.
Republicans currently control the legislatures in 32 of the nation's 50 states.
'Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for president Obama,' his spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement.