(CNN) – Upon arriving in Georgia Monday, President Obama was greeted by the state's Republican governor Sonny Perdue. But the Democrat who hopes to succeed the term-limited Perdue will not be attending a party fundraiser in Atlanta headlined by the president.
The Democratic National Committee fundraiser is scheduled to be held Monday afternoon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta. A party source tells CNN that some 200 local supporters are expected to attend, with tickets starting at $1,000. The event is expected to raise around $500,000 for the party.
Former Gov. Roy Barnes, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, will not attend the fundraiser. Barnes, who easily captured last month's primary, is scheduled to campaign Monday in middle and south Georgia, according to his spokesman.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Democratic Attorney General nominee Ken Hodges, who will be in Albany, Georgia working on a case for his law firm, won't attend the fundraiser. The newspaper also reports that Democratic congressmen Jim Marshall, John Barrow, and Hank Johnson are not attending for various reasons.
According to a pool report, Rep. John Lewis greeted the president as he arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in suburban Atlanta, as did fellow Georgia Democratic congressmen Sanford Bishop and David Scott. Lewis and Bishop are attending the fundraiser, as is Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
The most recent polling indicates that a majority of Georgia voters disapprove of how Obama is handling his duties as president. Sen. John McCain won the state by five points over Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
Asked about the fundraiser on the flight down to Georgia, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton acknowledged that Barnes would not attend but told reporters aboard Air Force One that "there will be some prominent Democrats" attending.
Last week the president was the main attraction at two DNC fundraisers in New York City and two in the nation's capital. On Wednesday, Obama is the main attraction in Chicago at a bash for his birthday, which doubles as a party fundraiser.
As of the end of June, the DNC had nearly $11 million cash on hand, with nearly $3.9 million debt. At the same point, the Republican National Committee reported $10.9 million in the bank, with just over $2 million in debt.
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(Updated at 1:00 p.m. ET)