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Obama to attend three Silicon Valley fundraisers

By Josh Richman
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 7:29 am in 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama, campaign finance, Obama presidency.

President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, May 23.

First up will be a campaign roundtable to support the Asian American/Pacific Islander community at 4:30 p.m. that day in Palo Alto’s Garden Court Hotel; tickets for that cost $35,800 per person.

Second will be a 5:30 p.m. dinner at the Atherton home of Lisa and Doug Goldman, also at $35,800 per person. Doug Goldman – a retired emergency physician, software company founder/chairman, and prominent philanthropist – is the son of Levi Strauss heirs Richard and Rhoda Goldman, but I doubt that guests at this dinner will be wearing jeans…

And third will be a 6 p.m. rally-type reception at Redwood City’s Fox Theater. Tickets for that event cost $250 for general admission; $1,000 for premium seating; or $7,500 for a seat plus a photo reception, with up to two additional guests in your photo at $2,500 each.

The first $5,000 of a contribution will go to the president’s re-election campaign, half each for the primary and general elections. The next $30,800 will go to the Democratic National Committee. And any additional amounts will be divided among battleground states’ Democratic party committees as follows, up to $10,000 per committee: 17 percent to Florida, 16 percent to Ohio, 13 percent to Pennsylvania, 11 percent to Colorado, 11 percent to North Carolina, 11 percent to Virginia, 6 percent to Nevada, 6 percent to Wisconsin, 5 percent to Iowa, and 4 percent to New Hampshire. Or, a contributor can earmark his or her contribution to a particular destination.

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  • Claire Voyance

    Coming soon to Silicon Valley . . .

    “NO Hope and NO Change” starring The Messiah

  • Elwood

    It makes me proud to pay my little share of the cost to fly him all over the country to campaign.

    All official business, of course.

  • Claire Voyance

    Honestly, I don’t mind the Messiah combining official business with campaign business. Every past President has done the same and every future President will do the same.

    I’m just disgusted with the Messiah working on his golf game and chillin’ with hip celebrities while millions of Americans are working on their applications for unemployment, welfare, food stamps, and personal bankruptcy.

  • Elwood

    Tweety riffs on the Ayrab: