Obama Raises Nearly $3 Million In Boston Visit

June 25, 2012 12:00 AM
Obama Raises Nearly $3 Million In Boston Visit

" BOSTON (CBS/AP) — President Obama campaigned in New Hampshire and attended events in Boston Monday to raise an estimated $3 million for his re-election campaign.


The president’s first event in the Bay State was a small campaign round-table at Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston’s South End with 25 people. Tickets cost $40,000 per person.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports

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Obama later spoke to 1,800 people at Symphony Hall in Boston. General admission started at $250 with top seats going for $2,500.

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Obama was introduced at the event by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

The president finished his busy day at a fundraiser at a private home in Weston with tickets costing $17,900 per person and $35,800 per couple. The president spoke casually to about 100 guests and took questions after reporters left.

Money from the events will go to a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties "

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