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Clooney to Host Star-Studded Obama Fundraiser

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US actor George Clooney (L) and Barack Obama (R),listen during the National Press Club Newsmaker's Program. (FILE)

US actor George Clooney (L) and Barack Obama (R),listen during the National Press Club Newsmaker's Program. (FILE)

U.S. President Barack Obama has departed Washington on a trip to California where he will attend a fundraiser Thursday evening at the home of Hollywood star George Clooney.

150 donors have been invited to dine with the president. The dinner is expected to raise $15 million for Obama's re-election campaign. $6 million of that amount comes from attendees who paid $40,000 per ticket to the event. The rest comes from an online fundraiser that raffled a chance to attend the event to small-dollar donors.

While in the western United States, Obama will also attend fundraisers in Washington state and Nevada.
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