WASHINGTON---White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is launching a California offensive today, with a Women for Obama lunch in San Francisco before heading to Portland. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama (who really called her husband stinky in a Glamour Mag interview) is headed to London for several fund-raisers with Americans living in Europe on Oct. 15 at the Landmark Hotel. To be on the host committee, raise $23,000.
Fund-raisers are excised from the official Barack and Michelle schedule because the campaign does not believe the general public has any need to know about them. Not listed is a funder Michelle headlines in swanky Bel Air Friday night. The night before the Oprah bash.
From the website wilshireandwashington (a good source for news about the intersection of politics and celebrity) is this report..
The night before Barack Obama heads to Montecito to raise money at the home of Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama will be in Los Angeles for a fund-raiser at the Bel-Air home of Barry and Lea Porter. Barry Porter is managing general partner of Clarity Partners, a private equity firm specializing in media and communications. Tickets for the Sept. 7 reception are $500, with $2,300 for a listing as a chair. In addition to the Porters, those on the host committee include Nicole Avant, Giselle Fernandez, Victoria Hopper, Irena Medavoy, Sherry Lansing, Jamie and Michael Lynton, Cookie Parker, Joyce Rey and Charlie
For full story click to http://www.wilshireandwashington.com/2007/08/spouse-support.html
Hat tip to ABC News' Jonathan Greenberger for the London story. His report at http://www.blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar
Click below for Obama official schedule....
San Francisco, CA -> Portland, OR
WOMEN FOR OBAMA LUNCHEON WITH BARACK
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
Media Pre-Set: 10:45 AM-11:00 AM (Equipment and bags must be dropped at the site by 11:00 AM; media will not have access to the site from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.)
Media Access/Doors Open: 12:00 PM ***Please note revised Doors Open Time.
Luncheon Begins: 12:30 PM
Throw: 50 ft.
Cable Run: 600 ft.
Live Truck Parking: The corner of Grove and Larkin (Please note revised location for Live Truck Parking)
Work Space: Directed on site
Wireless internet will not be available on site.
This event is a fundraiser. Luncheon seats are available at https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/sfwfo and balcony seats are available at https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/sanfrancisco
Media Coverage: This event is open press. For credentials please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTLAND COUNTDOWN TO CHANGE EVENT
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Media Pre-Set: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Equipment must be dropped at the site by 7:30 PM; media will not be able to access the site from 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Program Begins: 9:00 PM