Obama hits Louisiana fund-raisers
July 25th, 2012
06:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama hits Louisiana fund-raisers

(CNN) - On the final stop of his three-day tour of the western United States, President Barack Obama will attend two campaign fund-raisers in New Orleans Wednesday evening while in town to address the National Urban League.

According to an Obama campaign official, the first event is at the home of Lori and Bobby Savoie. The president will meet at Savoie's home in Metarie where roughly 20 people paid $25,000 each to attend. Savoie is the CEO of Geocent, "one of the largest Information Technology and Engineering Services Companies headquartered in New Orleans," according to the company's web site.

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According to the Federal Election Commission, the Savoie's have a bipartisan history of political giving. Lori Savoie gave the maximum donation allowed to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2008, but in the past she's also supported Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, former Republican Virginia Sen. George Allen and the Republican National Committee. Bobby Savoie donated to Clinton's 2008 campaign as well, but he's also donated to Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who's rumored to be in contention for the number two spot on the Republican presidential ticket.

Later on Wednesday evening, Obama will deliver remarks at a fund-raising event at the New Orleans' House of Blues, where approximately 400 people will have paid at least $250 each to hear him speak.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Louisiana • President Obama
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. D Rock

    "On the final stop of his three-day tour of the western United States, President Barack Obama will attend two campaign fund-raisers in New Orleans "

    Since when was New Orleans part of the western United States?

    July 25, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. gt

    cajun country....no votes here,,,very red...,but obama always smells money and race issues voters...

    July 25, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Say hello to Bobby Jindal ,

    Bobby Jindal Cashes In On Stimulus While Bashing It !

    Romney / Jindal
    Cash is King 2012

    July 25, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is it possible to get this couple to raise the profile of some minor parties? I would hope so. It would make the country more represenative of the country as a whole.

    July 25, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  5. amf140

    PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. Someone tell me when this guy is going to govern.

    July 26, 2012 01:19 am at 1:19 am |