INDIANAPOLIS, IND.Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive GOP nominee, was in Chicago on Friday for fund-raisingthough his campaign declined to disclose where. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Saturday night has a high-end fund-raising reception at a home in Lakeview, he did not reval the hosts or the host committee, but I have the list below.
Thats followed by a lower dollar gathering that was disclosed and where Crains Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz will serve as the pool reporter.
While McCains schedule routinely notes his finance events on his daily schedule, his campaign refused yesterday to release details of where he is going in the city to raise political cash. Thats hardly the mark of a transparent candidate. At issue here is at least knowing the barebones details. Arguing for press access is another matter. Anyway, my Chicago Sun-Times colleague Abdon Pallasch said the McCain funder was to be at the Chicago Hilton and Towers on S. Michigan Ave.
It’s at the Hilton, competing for elbow room with The Irish American Fellowship Club and every other thirsty Irishman trying to crowd into Kitty O’Shea’s, Pallasch reports.
The high-end Obama reception is at the home of Jonathan Pizer and Brad Lippitz ;who live in the heart of Lakeview. Hosts for the event had to raise $15,000; tickets were $1,000 each. After that Obama will dash over to Gallery 1028 at 1028 Hooker Street on the citys Near North Side for a reception at $200 per person, $50 for students.
THIS IS THE INVITE……
Michael Bauer, Paula & Jim Crown, David Egeland, Mark Fancher, Katherine Gehl, Jill & John Levi,
Karen Muchin & Charlie Kubert, Tamar Newberger & Andy Schapiro, Philip Palmer,
Jonathan Pizer & Brad Lippitz, John W. Rogers Jr., Bettylu & Paul Saltzman, Roger Simon, Amy Singh, Andrea & Alan Solow, Tina Tchen, Grace Tsao- Wu & Craig Freedman, Anne & Marcus Wedner*
* Host committee in formation
Senator Barack Obama
with a reception benefiting
Obama for America
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Host Reception: 5:30 PM
General Reception: 6:30 PM
The home of Jonathan Pizer & Brad Lippitz
XXX W. XXXXXX. Chicago, IL
Host: $15,000 (Raise)
Supporter: $1,000 per person
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