May 12th, 2009
01:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama to attend Vegas fundraiser for Reid

From Middle East peace to partisan politics, May 26 will be a busy one for President Obama.
From Middle East peace to partisan politics, May 26 will be a busy one for President Obama.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - From Middle East peace to partisan politics, May 26 will be a busy one for President Obama.

Obama will start the day in Washington meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss peace in the Middle East, the White House announced Tuesday. As part of Obama's initiative to work on achieving peace in the region, he will also meet with the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority later this month and travel to Egypt at the beginning of June.

Later on May 26, Obama will change gears and jet off to Las Vegas to participate in a star-studded fundraiser at the Colosseum for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada senator's press office confirmed Tuesday. Bette Midler and Sheryl Crow are slated to perform.

As president, Obama has helped raise money for Democratic candidates by attending two DNC-sponsored fundraisers in Washington. This is his first appearance at an event for an individual candidate.


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