President Barack Obama had a full schedule recently as he wined and dined with prominent figures in California to raise support, and money, for his re-election campaign. After two days of fundraising with celebrities and business leaders in Southern California Obama was able to raise $4 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A $35,800 per head dinner hosted at the home of soap opera producer Bradley Bell and his wife Colleen welcomed many from the Hollywood crowd including George Clooney, Nicole Avant, James Belushi, Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulia, Ted Sarandos, Mike and Irena Medavoy and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. The fundraiser was also attended by business leaders such as Oaktree Capital co-founder and president Bruce Karsh, Clarity Partners’ Barry Porter and Joe Calabrese from Melveny and Myers. Obama also privately met after the dinner with a small group of prominent leaders from Southern California’s Asian-American community. The Foo Fighters provided entertainment.
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