New England News
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.