Obama Pool Report
Sunday, Feb. 11
CHICAGO-The following is a pool report from a fundraiser for
White House hopeful Barack Obama. Since it is getting
late.reporters on deadline please note that your pooler will be
moving a few grafs about the event and a quote from Obama with
more to come. The campaign did not send out an advisory about
the event or include it on the schedule but did allow one print
The first major fundraiser for Barack Obama's presidential
campaign was held Sunday evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel 151
E. Wacker Drive in Chicago, after his rally at the University of
Illinois at Chicago.
About 1,000 people attended the event in one of the lower
level ball rooms of the hotel.
Speakers the pooler heard were Obama campaign finance chair
Penny Pritzker (whose family founded the Hyatt chain); Michelle
Obama and Obama. People were standing around cocktail party
style. Cash bar. Veggies, fruit, cheese cubes at various
stations in the large room.
No estimate about money raised from Obama spokesman Bill
Obama, no tie, white shirt, paced the stage: His ending
stemwinder about his run for president:
"It is pretty rare where you get those moments where you can
put your shoulder against the wheel and move history. And this
is one of those moments. And this is one of those moments.I need
your money, I need your time, I need your energy."
Washington Bureau Chief