03 July, 2008

Change We Can Believe In


Mr. Obama will be in Atlanta on Monday night for a fund-raising event at the home of Michael J. Coles, another top Clinton fund-raiser. At least 400 people are expected at the event, where the general admission tickets will be $2,300. Higher-spending donors can also attend a V.I.P. reception for $10,000 a person, and those who donate $28,500 can stay for dinner with the senator.

The candidate is then scheduled to participate in two events in Washington within the span of two hours on Tuesday. At 6 p.m., Mr. Obama is to attend a dinner at the home of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Democrat of West Virginia, where guests must spend $28,500. At 7 p.m., he is expected at a V.I.P. photo reception at a nearby hotel, where the ticket price is $23,000.

Mr. Obama will be juggling events again the next day in New York, heading first to the Hyatt Hotel where members of the “host committee” who contribute or raise at least $50,000 get to have a picture taken with him, followed by a reception for those who contribute smaller amounts.

At 7 p.m., Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Carl Spielvogel, who raised more than $100,000 for Mrs. Clinton, will be hosts of a private dinner at their Park Avenue home with Mr. Obama. The minimum contribution is $33,100 a person.

1 comment:

Elliot said...

I am glad the Clinton people are finally getting on board. It seems that at least some of the hand-wringing and hard feelings were overblown.