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 Los Angeles home as the president fills his campaign coffers to fight Mitt Romney.
The event, on May 10, will feature in the "Dinner with Barack" campaign that the president's political braintrust dreamed up to drum up small donations and fire up grassroots supporters.
Obama fans are invited to enter the contest and donate 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 win a place 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 internet site reads.
"That's why he'd like you to invite you to give for a chance to be part of this event."
A campaign official said the A-list dinner, sure to be the most star laden night of the Obama campaign so far, was expected 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 11" and "The Descendants" made a trip 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 British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The president occasionally visits California, particularly Hollywood and Silicon Valley, where there is a robust base of committed, famous and wealthy followers to help him raise millions of dollars ahead of November's election.
Exclusive events for the rich, like the one at Clooney's house, are usually paired with cheaper, larger and more open fundraisers with less well-heeled followers who get fired up by Obama's campaign speech.
Obama, who is rebuilding his countrywide 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 until the end of February, he 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 expensive Democratic first skirmish against his then foe and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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