Clooney to Host Star-Studded Fundraiser for Obama
May 11, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama has departed Washington on a trip to California where he will attend a fundraiser Thursday evening at the home of Hollywood star George Clooney.
150 donors have been invited to dine with the president, and the dinner
is expected to raise $15 million for Obama's re-election campaign. $6
million of that amount comes from attendees who paid $40,000 per ticket
for the event. The rest comes from an online fundraiser that raffled a
chance to attend the event to small-dollar donors.