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Obama Raising Money -- Rockefeller Style

July 7, 2008 - Joselyn King
Presumed Democratic Presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will be a dinner guest at the Washington, D.C. home of U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. on Tuesday, July 8. Anyone else wishing to attend the Obama fundraising event will pay $28,500 for the opportunity.

The dinner takes places at 6 p.m. An hour later, Barack moves on to a reception nearby, where those attending will ante up $23,000 each.

Rockefeller spokeswoman Briana Warner said she didn't know how many people would be attending the dinner with the senators.

But even if 10 people come, the $285,000 should cover the cost of the grub. No word on what is being served.

Obama also has announced a unique promotion in an attempt to solicit public donations.

His campaign is offering a chance for anyone donating $5 or more to his campaign to be one of 10 selected to fly to Denver and spend two nights at the Democratic National Convention -- scheduled for Aug. 25-28.

The 10 chosen contributors may also bring a guest with them. They will get to meet Obama, and hear his acceptance speech in person.

The Obama campaign also announced Monday that Obama won't give his acceptance speech inside the convention center as other candidates have, but will instead go outside with his remarks to an open-air audience estimated to be 75,000 people.


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