(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to suburban New York City Wednesday afternoon to help raise money for his party.
The president is the main attraction at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Cresskill, New Jersey. According to a Democratic party official, the event is a 50-person dinner at a private residence, with tickets up to $30,400 per plate. The fundraiser is expected to raise around $1 million for the DNC, which has pledged to spend $50 million this campaign cycle to help Democratic candidates in the midterm elections.
The president's trip comes as first lady Michelle Obama also teams up with the DNC to help fundraise in the final four weeks before the midterm elections. The DNC says the first lady will be featured as "a special guest" on a call with Democratic supporters Wednesday.
Tuesday, in an e-mail sent by the DNC to members of Organizing for America, the party's grassroots wing, the first lady made a fundraising plea, saying "our organizers and volunteers are knocking on doors every weekend, making calls every night. Your support will help to fund this work."
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