New England News
7:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Obama Heads to MA for Fundraisers

President Barack Obama is stopping in Massachusetts to raise money for his re-election campaign and fellow Democrats.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The president's first event on Monday is a small campaign round-table at Hamersley's Bistro in Boston's South End with 25 people. Tickets cost $40,000 per person.

Obama will later speak to 1,800 people at Symphony Hall in Boston. General admission started at $250 with top seats going for $2,500. A limited number of $144 tickets were available for younger supporters.

The president will finish Monday at a fundraising dinner with 100 people at a private home in Weston with tickets costing $17,900 per person and $35,800 per couple.

Money from all three events will go to a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.

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