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Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama Turns to NYC Celebrities for Campaign Cash

President Barack Obama soaked in the support _ and the campaign cash _ of Manhattan's elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.

The dinner was the Obama campaign's latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I heard about this dinner, right away I decided that in the future I will boycott any movie or project that Sarah Jessica Parker or her husband are in. And that goes for the rest of the big name movie stars & celebrities....