The Obama campaign announced a contest granting two guests access to a Hollywood fundraiser for the president at George Clooney's house
Want to meet George Clooney? President Obama? How about both of them at once — over dinner?
Two lucky Obama boosters will get their chance on May 10, thanks to some creative party planning by the president’s re-election team.
Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager Julianna Smoot announced a contest via email on Thursday that grants the winner and a guest access to a posh Hollywood fundraiser for the president.
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Here’s the kicker: The swanky dinner will be held at Clooney’s L.A. home. It’ll cost competitors all of $3 each to enter the contest – though they're free to pay more, of course. That's $39,997 less than other guests will be ponying up for the privilege of breaking bread at Chez Clooney with the likes of Barbra Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who reportedly figure among the 150 hungry, left-leaning luminaries slated to attend.
“George Clooney is doing his part to help re-elect the President, but he knows that it’s grassroots supporters like you who will decide this election,” said the donation page under the heading, “Obama, Clooney & You.”
The Obama campaign was wise to leave Clooney's coordinates out of the event invite with a polite notice: "Address will be provided upon RSVP."
Clooney is part of a slightly thinner herd of celebrities who still support President Obama this election season. On March 14, the actor dined on Bison Wellington at a state dinner at the White House while paying a visit to Capitol Hill to raise awareness about the crisis in the Sudan.