Congressional Democrats are raising a lot of money in Charlotte but have gotten a cold shoulder from one of their biggest possible donors: President Obama.

Historically the president or the Democratic National Committee have made large transfers of funds to the Senate and House campaign committees to support congressional races.

After months of waiting, congressional leaders are not holding their breath any longer. They would be delighted if Obama surprises with a big gift but they are not counting on it.

“Historically the DNC has provided money and they’ll make that decision. But we are not obsessed about, worried about, focused on whether that happens or not,” Guy Cecil, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said Tuesday. “We’re very focused on what we can do to impact the election, on raising the resources we need. We welcome the president’s help.”