Obama event for Jewish supporters, tickets $35,800 a piece

Politico – The invite says simply “Please join President Obama for a discussion and reception with supporters like you in Washington, DC.”

But the campaign fundraiser at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC,  Monday was intended to be a “Jewish Constituency Focused” event — “An  Afternoon with Jewish Leaders and President Barack Obama” included a  “Roundtable Campaign Discussion” followed by a “Campaign Conversation  with the President” and finally, “Appetizers and Cocktails,” according  to a Democratic announcement obtained by POLITICO.

Campaigns generally don’t say much about their fundraising events and  reporters are kept out of events except for those where the president  delivers formal remarks. The White House and the Obama campaign kept to  that for this event. The campaign released only basic attendance figures  and ticket price — some 25 supporters paid $35,800 each to attend, for  a total haul of $825,000. Meanwhile, reporters assigned to cover the  president were left outside the room for an hour and a half, leaving the  pool report bare of any detail except that DNC chair Rep. Debbie  Wasserman-Schultz of Florida was seen leaving hotel.

The campaign did not respond to an email seeking more information.

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