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Obama Six Million Dollar Man George Clooney
Rob Houglum ZIPGlassNetwork.com Friday, April 20, 2012
Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney will host a $6 million fundraising dinner for Barack Obama at his LA home as the president fills his campaign coffers to battle Mitt Romney.
The event, on May 10, will include in the "Dinner with Barack" campaign which the president's political braintrust dreamed up to drum up tiny donations and fire up grassroots supporters.
Obama fans are invited to go into the contest and donate as little as $3 dollars on a webpage titled "Obama, Clooney and You" featuring footage of the Oscar winning star and the president.
Lucky winners win a spot at the dinner.
"George Clooney is doing his part to help re-elect the president, but he knows that it's grassroots supporters like you who will decide this election," the internet site reads.
"That's why he'd like you to invite you to donate for an opportunity to play a part in this event."
A campaign official recounted the A-list dinner, likely to be the most star-rich night of the Obama campaign so far, was anticipated to draw 150 supporters paying a cool $40,000 each for a ticket.
Obama and Clooney last met in March when the star of "Oceans 11" and "The Descendants" paid a visit to the Government to inform the president on a clandestine visit he had made to war-torn Sudan.
Clooney also attended a state dinner for English PM David Cameron.
The president periodically visits California, particularly Hollywood and Silicon Valley, where there's a robust base of committed, famous and made supporters to help him raise millions of dollars before November's election.
Exclusive events for the wealthy, like the one at Clooney's house, are commonly coupled with cheaper, larger and more open fundraisers with less well-heeled fans who get fired up by Obama's campaign speech.
Obama, who is reconstructing his countrywide political machine to fight the all-but-certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney, announced Monday he had raised $53 million for his reelection effort in March.
He's now taken in over $200 million for his campaign and up till the end of February, he had spent $75 million, much of it on his new grassroots substructure.
Obama will be planning to beat his total of $745 million in the 2008 election, which also included the long and pricey Democratic first skirmish against his then foe and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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