New England News
4:18 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Michelle Obama To Visit Western Mass. To Raise Campaign Funds

First Lady Michelle Obama will make a one day trip to western Massachusetts next month to raise money for her husband’s re-election campaign.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

         The campaign funding raising whirlwind by the First Lady will be on August 3rd and will  include three events beginning with a $2500 per person luncheon at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.  There will be a reception at the  Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, where James Taylor will perform.  Later in the evening, Mrs Obama will participate in a campaign roundtable and dinner at the Richmond home of Governor Patrick and his wife Diane.  Tickets for the dinner start at $20,000.

All money raised at the event will go to the Obama Victory Fund -- a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.