April 15th, 2010
12:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama main attraction at party fundraisers

 President Obama will attend fundraisers from coast to coast over the next few days.
President Obama will attend fundraisers from coast to coast over the next few days.

Washington (CNN) – As the primary calendar heats up, President Obama will attend fundraisers from coast to coast over the next few days.

The president, already in Florida Thursday afternoon for a speech at the Kennedy Space Center where he'll outline his plans for the future of America's space program, heads south to Miami later in the day to headline two Democratic party fundraisers.

The first event, at $30,400 per couple, is at the home of singer Gloria Estefan, according to a Democratic source. The second fundraiser will be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, with tickets ranging from $250 to $1,250. Jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding will be performing. The source tells CNN that both events combined could raise around $2.5 million for the Democratic National Committee.

The Democratic National Committee raised at least $13 million in March, a Democratic source tells CNN. Its counterpart, the Republican National Committee, reports raising $11.4 million last month.

Obama is the main attraction Monday at two joint fundraisers in Los Angeles for the DNC and fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer. The three-term senator faces what's expected to be a difficult re-election campaign this year.

Tickets range from $100-$2,500 for a reception at the California Science Center and around $17,000 for a dinner at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, according to the source.

In mid-May the president travels to New York to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to another Democratic source.

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Filed under: Barbara Boxer • DNC • President Obama
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Patty Farren

    The best news I could hear would be on November 3, 2010 and the announcer would be saying that Boxer states she wants to be known as Ex-Senator not ma'am. She is the worst and needs to be voted out. I live in PA but will donate to her opponent after the primary. I hope Obama tries to help Nancy Piglosi too. He did so much for the candidates in NJ, VA and MA. Go Barry~!

    April 15, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. aware

    Mr. Obtuse,the obfuscator, or the guy with the grin is getting tiresome beyond belief! He is the joke that brings fears and tears! :(

    April 15, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. SoCalGal

    I'll never buy Gloria's music again.

    April 15, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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