Obama to raise millions of dollars in Chicago on Friday. UPDATED

SHARE Obama to raise millions of dollars in Chicago on Friday. UPDATED
SHARE Obama to raise millions of dollars in Chicago on Friday. UPDATED

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UPDATED

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama will raise about $5 million Friday at three Chicago fund-raisers, on a visit where he will be spending the night in the city.

Obama hits the Chicago Cultural Center at 5 p.m. for a reception the campaign says will have 350 attendees paying at least $2,500. After that, two dinners at private homes, one with 55 people, the other with 60 attendees; each place at the table is $35,800.

115 x $35,800 = $4.1 million

350 x $2,500 = 875,000

UPDATE

A source now tells me the Friday take from Chicago is closer to $3 million. Why the difference? That source tells me that not all the 115 people attending the private dinners are paying the full $35,800. Who are these people? They have been described to me as “political attendees,” defined as a person who is either not paying anything to attend–or not the full price.

The source also confirmed that some attendees at the Cultural Center event will be paying $1,000.

The private dinners are at the home of Jim Crown and his wife, Paula and Tracey and Chaka Patterson.

END UPDATE

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