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Thu May 10, 2012, 04:52 PM

Obama fundraiser: Two chosen to dine with stars at Clooney's house

Source: LA Times

Obama fundraiser: Two chosen to dine with stars at Clooney's house
May 10, 2012 1:10 pm

Tonight a science teacher from New Jersey and a communications coordinator from Florida will be treated like Hollywood celebrities. Beth Topinka, a teacher from Manalapan, N.J., and Karen Blutcher, a public relations employee for a utility company in St. Augustine, Fla., won tickets to attend a fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama at George Clooney's Studio City home.

Their husbands will also attend the affair, which is expected to draw such entertainment industry luminaries as Robert Downey Jr., Barbra Streisand, Tobey Maguire and DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who organized the dinner with his political advisor Andy Spahn.

Tickets for the dinner cost $40,000 per person, and the night's event could raise as much as $15 million for the Obama campaign. Proceeds for the event will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

The two winners were among tens of thousands of Americans who contributed donations averaging $23 for a chance to win a ticket to the high-profile soiree. They will dine on food served by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and will hear Obama discuss policy among his loyal contributors.

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/05/obama-fundraiser-science-teacher-and-public-relations-employee-chosen-to-dine-with-the-stars-at-cloo.html

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Reply Obama fundraiser: Two chosen to dine with stars at Clooney's house (Original post)
flpoljunkie May 2012 OP
Happyhippychick May 2012 #1
Drunken Irishman May 2012 #2
Happyhippychick May 2012 #3
snacker May 2012 #4
monmouth May 2012 #5
DCKit May 2012 #6
Tarheel_Dem May 2012 #7

Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:55 PM

1. I am rarely envious of others but this is an exception

I am green with jealousy!

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #1)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. How 'bout you and I kidnap one of the couples and go in their place?

Kinda like in Naked Gun 33 1/3!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2012, 05:08 PM

3. Oh I'm in! Especially if you can pass for the George Clooney lookalike!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 05:19 PM

4. I am thrilled for them...

can't even begin to imagine what a phenomenal night that would be....

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 05:29 PM

5. Manalapan is a lovely area near Freehold, NJ. I'm glad a Jersey Girl got to go...n/t

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 05:32 PM

6. After yesterday, I think the campaign is going to get more than $15 million.

 

I may be wrong, but I don't think so.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 12:07 AM

7. Congrats! I am so jealous!

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