Now showing at the Obama Victory Fund: Celebrity fundraisers
It sounds like a summer blockbuster: A dapper action hero, George Clooney, in Switzerland on a mission to reelect the president. But on August 27, don’t look for this in a theater near you—it will be a real fundraiser in Geneva. It's one of several celebrity fundraisers on the Obama campaign calendar.
The Clooney event costs between $1,000 per person to $30,000 per couple. It's hosted by Charles C. Adams Jr., head of the Geneva office of lobbying giant Akin Gump, and Matthew Barzun, an Obama bundler and former ambassador to Sweden.
On August 12, Michelle Obama and the members of rock band No Doubt are headlining a fundraiser at the home of the group's lead singer, Gwen Stefani. Admission to the Beverly Hills event ranges from $1,000 for a family "discount" to $25,000 for those who want to be listed as co-chairs.
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has top billing at a July 17 fundraiser in San Antonio. The event also features two prominent members of important local Hispanic political families, retiring Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, D-Texas, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. The mayor's identical twin brother, state Rep. Joaquin Castro, is running for the congressional seat that Gonzalez will be vacating at the end of the year.
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