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Sunday
Mar032013

Notable Names on Updated Obama Fundraising List

Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are among the new names on an updated list of fundraisers released today by the remnants of President Obama’s re-election campaign to reflect fourth quarter contributions.

An Obama for America spokesperson says there were few additions to the list, as the bulk of fundraising came earlier in the race. The 2012 fourth quarter began Oct. 1, just over a month before Election Day.

Smith and Pinkett-Smith are new additions to the list of bundlers who raised north of $500,000. Their appearance is not surprising: In late October the Hollywood couple hosted a fundraising luncheon at their California home for first lady Michelle Obama. The event sold out 250 tickets at a minimum $2,500 per plate.

Other notable names on the list of donors who raised $500,000 or more include former New Jersey Sen. Jon Corzine, Gwen Stefani and Eva Longoria.

The complete updated list can be found here.

Today’s disclosure was a voluntary move by the campaign. Federal guidelines only require candidates to disclose fundraising from registered lobbyists. Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain agreed to disclose all bundlers who raised upwards of $50,000 during their 2008 election bid; Mitt Romney did not follow suit in this most recent season.

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Monday
Aug132012

Michelle Obama Courts Kid Vote at Gwen Stefani Fundraiser

Alex Wong/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- No doubt, first lady Michelle Obama had a fun and lucrative Sunday at the Beverly Hills, Calif., home of singer Gwen Stefani.

Mrs. Obama, on a West Coast fundraising swing for her husband’s re-election campaign, mingled with supporters and delivered a keynote address at a $2,500-per-family event on the lawn beside Stefani’s outdoor pool.  It was billed as a “Sunday of Fun” on invitations to donors.

Organizers provided fake tattoos on the tennis court for kids, while platters of roasted meats and cookies sat on tables by the hot tub for parents, according to press pool reporters at the scene.

Bandmates from No Doubt sat in the crowd, many with children on their laps.  Stefani’s children -- Kingston, 6, and Zuma, 3, -- were also in attendance.  Her husband, singer Gavin Rossdale, was said to be on tour in Europe, a campaign official said.

Given her audience, Mrs. Obama delivered a kid-focused pitch for her husband’s campaign.

“Barack can’t do it alone.  He’s not Spider-Man.  He’s not a superhero.  He’s a human, so we need your help,” she said.

“I am not just talking to the adults here today.  I am talking to the young people here as well.  All of our young people -- you might not be old enough to vote.  You vote at school, I know -- I met several young people who are going to be voting for my husband, who are 10 and under -- we accept those votes,” the first lady said.  “But you can play an important role in this election, too.  I want you all to feel empowered.”

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