Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) – As part of the race to collect campaign cash, President Barack Obama is expected to raise nearly $3.5 million dollars during his visit to Colorado and California this week.
After delivering the commencement address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Wednesday, the president traveled to Denver, Colorado, where he will attend a reception at the Hyatt Regency.
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Seven hundred people are expected to attend, paying up to $500 each, according to a campaign official.
It will be a much more upscale event when Obama heads to Atherton, California for a fundraising dinner at a private residence Wednesday evening. About 60 people paid $35,000 each to get up close with the president and take in a performance by David Crosby and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the official said.
The president will wrap up the evening with a much larger event at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California where 1,100 supporters are expected to attend. Tickets started at $250 dollars each. Songwriter-musician Ben Harper is expected to perform.
Before flying to Iowa on Thursday to headline a campaign event and push clean energy, Obama will attend one more fundraiser in San Jose, California, where a campaign official said tickets cost $35,000 per person. Twenty people are expected to attend.
All of the money raised will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint effort between the re-election campaign, the Democratic National Committee and various state Democratic parties.
- CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.