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.