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Obama to make fund-raising stop in Hollywood

August 31, 2011|By Maeve Reston and James Oliphant
(Jay L. Clendenin for the…)

While Congress likely will be grappling with his jobs package, President Obama plans to make a western swing late next month, one that will include fund-raisers in Hollywood and La Jolla.

The fund-raisers will be held Sept. 26 and will come as part of a three-day trip that is scheduled to bring Obama to Seattle the day before and Denver on the 27th.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama will court entertainment industry insiders at events at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard and then later at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place. A ticket for two to that event will coat $35,800, according to the Reporter.

Obama will also attend a fund-raiser in La Jolla that same day that will be held at a private home.

Proceeds from the president’s campaign events are typically split between Obama’s reelection war chest and the Democratic National Committee.

Obama has leaned heavily on Hollywood both in his first presidential run and during his reelection bid. He attended a fund-raising event in April at the headquarters of Sony Pictures in Culver City.

The entertainment industry has contributed just over $3 million to the Obama Joint Victory Fund and Obama’s reelection campaign during the current cycle, according to figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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