Obama heads to Mass. for fundraisers

Posted
Monday June 25, 2012

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is stopping in Massachusetts to raise money for his re-election campaign and fellow Democrats.

The president's first event on Monday is a small campaign round-table at Hamersley's Bistro in Boston's South End with 25 people. Tickets cost $40,000 per person.

Obama will later speak to 1,800 people at Symphony Hall in Boston. General admission started at $250 with top seats going for $2,500.

Obama is expected to be introduced at the event by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

The president will finish Monday at a fundraising at a private home in Weston with tickets costing $17,900 per person and $35,800 per couple.

Money from the events will go to a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.


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