Obama on Facebook - a prelude to fundraising on West Coast (3)

08:27, April 21, 2011      

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FUND-RAISERS

Some political analysts have described Obama's visit to West Coast as a pure campaign stop, citing fund-raisers after the Facebook event. Obama, who has declared his re-election bid, is scheduled to have four political fund-raisers in San Francisco.

According to reports by San Francisco Chronicle, the 35,800 dollar-a-seat slots have quickly sold out for a private dinner for 60 supporters at the home of Marc Benioff, CEO of cloud computing company Salesforce.com.

On Thursday, Obama is scheduled to have breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco with 100 donors, 10 of whom will pay 35,000 dollars to get a photo opportunity with the president, and 90 will pay 5,000 dollars to attend.

Meanwhile, two events at Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco are expected to draw 2,500 donors with tickets ranging from 25 dollars to 10,000 for a VIP reception.

The newspaper estimated that the fund-raisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles may net the president and the Democratic National Committee up to 7 million dollars within 24 hours.


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