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 fight Mitt Romney.
The event, on May ten, will incorporate in the "Dinner with Barack" campaign that the president's political braintrust dreamed up to drum up little donations and fire up grassroots supporters.
Obama fans are invited to go into the contest and give as little as $3 bucks on a webpage titled "Obama, Clooney and You" featuring photos of the Oscar winning star and the president.
Fortunate winners earn a spot at the dinner.
"George Clooney is doing his bit to help re-elect the president, but he knows that it's grassroots supporters like you who will decide this election," the 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 asserted the A-list dinner, certain to be the most star-studded night of the Obama campaign so far, was anticipated to draw 150 fans paying a cool $40,000 each for a ticket.
Obama and Clooney last met in March when the star of "Oceans Eleven" and "The Descendants" paid a visit to the White House to coach the president on a clandestine visit he had made to war-torn Sudan.
Clooney also attended a state dinner for English P. M. David Cameron.
The president occasionally visits California, particularly Hollywood and Silicon Valley, where there is a strong base of committed, famous and made supporters to help him raise millions of greenbacks ahead of November's election.
Exclusive events for the rich, like the one at Clooney's house, are usually twinned with cheaper, bigger and more open fundraisers with less well-heeled fans who get fired up by Obama's campaign speech.
Obama, who is rebuilding his state political machine to fight the all-but-certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney, claimed 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 sub-structure.
Obama will be trying to beat his total of $745 million in the 2008 election, which also included the long and expensive Democratic primary battle against his then enemy and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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