Obama heads to Connecticut for pair of fundraisers, one with Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman
By David Nakamura,
Outraised by Republican Mitt Romney the past three months, President Obama on Monday makes a dash for cash to Connecticut, where he will hold a pair of fundraisers that could raise more than $2.5 million.
Harvey Weinstein and actress Georgina Chapman arrive for a State Dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on March 14, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Weinstein and Chapman will host a fundraiser for President Obama on Monday in Westport, Conn.
The president will deliver remarks at a reception at a hotel in Stamford, where 500 people have paid at least $500 for the event. After that, he will attend an event at the Westport residence of movie producer Harvey Weinstein and fashion designer Georgina Chapman, where 60 guests paid an entry fee of $38,500 apiece.
The money will go to the Obama campaign, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
Last month, Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, raised $101 million, while Obama brought in $75 million, ramping up the stakes for the president to keep pace with just three months left before the election.
Obama will campaign in Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday, before heading to Chicago on Sunday for a fundraising party at his home to mark his 51st birthday, which was last Saturday.