President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign will be in full swing when he touches down in Atlanta today. While here, the president will attend 3 ritzy high-ticket fundraisers targeting obscenely rich African Americans who can afford to pay a minimum of $2,500 per ticket.
Obama’s haul from black supporters is expected to total $5-$6 million dollars by the time Air Force One takes off from Fort McPherson later tonight.
From ABC News:
Seventy-five supporters will mingle with the president at an as yet undisclosed private Atlanta residence, where tickets were $10,000 apiece. Then he’ll join a star-studded concert featuring CeeLo Green at the Tyler Perry Studios, where at least 1,000 Obama fans are expected in the crowd, an official said. Each paid $500 or more.
Before returning to Washington, Obama will visit the home of actor and director Tyler Perry, who’s hosting the ritziest party of the night at $35,800 per head. At least 60 people are expected to attend to toast the president.
All proceeds from the six events benefit the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account that funnels cash to the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee, the official said. The first $5,000 of an individual’s contribution goes to Obama while the remainder — up to $30,800 — goes to the DNC.
The president’s events raise to 40 his total attended for the year and 107 his total for the cycle. The first lady’s event is her 17th fundraiser of the year.