47 Obama Fundraisers Attend State Dinner
March 15th, 2012
04:38 PM ET
3 years ago

47 Obama Fundraisers Attend State Dinner

(CNN) - Alongside notable figures from Hollywood to Washington at the State Dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday night, there were also 47 so-called bundlers, or mega-fundraisers, for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign that made the exclusive guest list.

Thirteen of the dinner attendees raised more than a half a million dollars for the president, 24 raised between $200,000 and $500,000, eight raised between $100,000 and $200,000 and three between $50,000 and $100,000.

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  1. Lizzie

    Why is this a story, we all knew only those 1% that Pres.Obama the democrats/liberals HATE so much would be invited.

    March 15, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Combined, this group of fundraisers has raised at least $10 million for the president – and likely much, much more.
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    Hey. Easy come easy go. Worst case they get to yuk it up with Obama while he's still in office and get an interesting story for their grandkids. That's gotta be worth something.

    March 15, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Howard's Daddy

    Well apparently those %1 must either hate each other, or accept they deserve some hate if they are willing to support Obama.

    Warren Buffett says hi.

    March 15, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. Jules

    I don't ever expect to be invited to a state dinner even though I donate to political campaigns by any president and that is fine with me. Now if I raised as much money as some of the attendees raise, I might like that invite. Who do you think are going to be invited – people off the street. How about some real news.

    March 15, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The Kochs are doing well with their Mittens fundraising in Florida as well.

    March 15, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  6. Dave

    Now thats what Im talkin bout FULL DISCLOSURE!!!!! KOCH bros hide everything!!!

    March 15, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  7. The REAL Truth

    I mean really!! Who cares! Every President in history does this. Some even got to have a "sleep-over" in the White House. Whooppee !

    March 15, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  8. Bob

    @ lizzie: tuning into fox noise will give you the kind of news that would make you and your ilk happier.

    March 15, 2012 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  9. Showmeyerpapers

    Goodbye barry, please let the door crush your skull on the way out. Ha almost got panetta's plane. Their day is near, you can bet the farm on that one

    March 15, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  10. Gijoe

    Wonder if they had a metal detector

    March 15, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. Gijoe

    Should simply make every politician take a lie detector test now and then

    March 15, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  12. GOP = Greed Over People

    It would have been nice if CNN had given us the number of shrub contributors that attended his, what one, state dinner in 8 years?

    I would be surprised if there were enough seats for the visiting dignitaries the dinner was honoring.

    At least he did not puke in the honoree's lap...

    March 15, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |