Obama looks for campaign donations from Denver to Dublin
The four fundraisers that President Obama's campaign is holding tonight kick off a busy month of fundraising from Denver to Dublin (as in Ireland) and beyond. As of this morning, there are 23 upcoming Obama Victory Fund fundraisers on the Party Time books. (See all of Party Time’s Obama fundraisers here.)
Tonight’s New York City fundraiser, hosted by the Futuro Fund and LGBT Leadership Council, features Ricky Martin and the president himself. Tickets range from $5,000 to $35,800. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama will host a fundraiser in Dallas, where the price of admission ranges from $250 to $5,000. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is hosting a dinner in Boston. Tickets range from $10,00 to $30,800. A fourth, more modestly priced ($200-$2,500) event will be take place this evening in Chicago.
Hot on the heels of his declaration of support for same-sex marriage, Obama will undoubtedly be hoping for an enthusiastic showing of financial support at a gala reception in Los Angeles on June 6 with LGBT donors.
Obama also has fundraisers planed for Boston, Redwood City, Chicago, Denver and even Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin event includes a film screening and reception with Charles Adams. Tickets range from $100 to $500. The invitation cautions that only U.S. citizens and green card holders can donate.
Secretary of the Navy, Richard Danzig is holding a fundraiser at the Offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP on K Street. Tickets range from $100 to $1,000.
Other upcoming events include the well publicized fundraiser at George Clooney’s house May 10 and a Chicago Runway event at Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios June 12. The cocktail soiree is hosted by Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, super model Chanel Iman and Obama campaign manager Jim Messina.