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Obama to hold event at Oakland’s Fox Theater

By Josh Richman
Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 11:26 pm in 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama, campaign finance, Oakland, Obama presidency.

One of President Obama’s July 23 fundraising events will be at Oakland’s Fox Theater.

Tickets for the 4:30 p.m. reception cost $100 for balcony seating; $250 for general admission seating; $1,000 for VIP seating; and $7,500 for event-sponsor status, which includes admission to a photo reception. Sponsors can then bring additional guests to the photo reception for $2,500 each.

The Fox Theater, on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland’s revitalized Uptown district, seats up to 2,800 people, although some areas almost definitely will be set aside for security purposes, news media and so on.

UPDATE @ 9:55 A.M. TUESDAY: The incomparable Doug Sovern of KCBS tweeted last night that afterbefore the Fox Theater event will come a high-rollers fundraising dinner at the Piedmont home of progressive activist/attorney Quinn Delaney & her husband, real estate developer Wayne Jordan.

UPDATE @ 10:05 A.M. TUESDAY: Delaney and Jordan have hosted fundraisers for Obama before. In June 2007, they hosted a luncheon for the then-Senator for which tickets cost $2,300 per person. And in November, they hosted a reception with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, at $5,000 a couple. The Center for Responsive Politics lists Jordan as Obama’s third-largest bundler, having brought almost $1.5 million to the campaign.

UPDATE @ 12:35 P.M. TUESDAY: The $100 seats have already sold out…

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  • Elwood

    Hopefully, there won’t be any drivebys.

  • JohnW

    It’s going to take a lot of $250 checks to match $60 million from the Kochs or $100 million from the casino guy.

  • Common Tater

    Surprising that BO would select a venue owned by Fox News…

  • JohnW

    Given the architecture, I’m surprised Fox doesn’t accuse Obama of holding a fundraiser at a Mosque — photoshopping out the inconvenient name, of course.

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    BHO ‘s message: Our rich folks are nicer than the other party’s rich folks. Ours is the inclusive party. We even have a descendant of Pocahontas running against some colonist up in Boston. Their rich guy likes to fire people and outsource jobs. Our rich people help folks sue other rich people. Eventually, they’ll have jobs, too.