San Francisco (CNN) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Jill Biden introduced first lady Michelle Obama at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraising event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco Monday night.
The first lady spoke for 20 minutes before a majority female crowd of about 750 people, urging them to show the same zeal they did in the 2008 campaign.
She joked that two years ago she made a pact with Democrats that, "if I give you my husband, you have got to have his back."
To which, a lady in the audience, yelled out, "we've got your back."
The event, hosted by the DCCC, raised 1.6 million dollars, and was attended by major Democratic party fundraisers from the greater Bay area, along with most of the Northern California congressional delegation.
Tickets for the dinner started at $500, and jumped to $10,000 for the photo line. About 30 people shelled out $30,400 each to attend a very private VIP event.