Skip to comments.Obama Heads West for 8 Star-Studded Fundraisers, $8 Million Haul
Posted on 02/15/2012 12:15:43 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
President Obama heads west today for a three-day, three-state swing aimed largely at filling the coffers of his re-election campaign and honing his message to supporters in key states.
Obama will headline eight fundraisers across California and Washington through Friday night. The events are expected to net at least $8.6 million for the Obama Victory Fund.
Much of Obamas focus will be on mingling with some of his wealthiest and most famous supporters in Los Angeles and San Francisco, who will play a key role in underwriting his bid for a second term.
Later hell dine with 80 donors each forking over $35,800 at the home of Bradley Bell, a soap opera produer-writer whose wife, Colleen, is also an Obama bundler. Actor and comedian Will Ferrell is expected to attend.
On Thursday, Obama will lunch in Corona del Mar, Calif., at the home of real estate developer Jeff Stack. Tickers for each of the 125 guests start at $2,500, officials said.
The president then flies north to San Francisco, where he will attend three more fundraisers. Up first is an intimate event at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel with 20 supporters. Each paid $35,800 the legal maximum combined donation to both the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Then, Obama dines with 70 supporters at the residence of novelist Robert Mailer Anderson and wife, Nicola Miner. Tickets are again $35,800 apiece.
From San Francisco, Obama heads up the coast to Washington state Friday, where 65 guests will pay $17,900 each to attend a private lunch, and later, at a hotel in Bellevue, 450 guests will each pay $1,000 for a performance by Head and the Heart.
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I wonder if he’s going to give these Rich people waivers from his Tax Rich People campaign. Makes one wonder why they would give someone money who’s trying to steal from their wallets. Yessir, sure makes you wonder. Or, maybe they are :just that stupid”.
This is impossible. My mother-in-law insists that only Republicans are rich.
And not one of them even pays the Bush rates.
They use teams of tax attys to hide tier wealth while demanding tax increases.
Tax increases that only those that cannot afford teams of tax lawyers will then have to shoulder.
May they all die of cancer to-nite. Amen.
Obama smoozes with the 1%.
Wither Occupy now?
This makes hypocrites of them both.
We knew this already but it always
helps to rub their faces in it.