Obama holding fundraiser in Minneapolis tonightby Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, will attend a fundraiser Wednesday night in Minneapolis.
Obama will meet with donors who will give a minimum of $1,000 and up to $28,500. The Obama campaign will split the money with the Democratic National Committee.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who co-chairs Republican John McCain's campaign for president, criticized Obama's stance on energy issues. Pawlenty said during a conference call with reporters that Obama is missing the mark when it comes to offshore drilling.
"We have a situation where I think Senator Obama is now scrambling to try to make up for his lack of judgment and lack of experience in seeing and dealing with this crisis in a timely and a bold fashion," Pawlenty said.
Obama said Republicans are misrepresenting his stance on energy issues. He also said that oil company executives are staking their profits on a McCain presidency.