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Obama headlines $28,500 per person fund-raiser Thursday in Chicago; hits two funder events in city.

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Two big high dollar Chicago Obama funders Thursday

The Chicago area Obama fund-raising elite gather Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at the home of Sara and James Hall (a few blocks from Halsted and Armitage) for a high dollar fund-raising “special reception” with presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

The $28,500 per-person event benefits the Democratic White House Victory Fund.

The hosts are the Illinois Finance Co-Chairs Jim Crown and John W. Rogers Jr.

After that, Obama heads to the near West Side home of of Leah Missbach Day and F.K. Day for a 7:15 p.m. reception for his “Obama for America” warchest where donors are asked to give or raise $2,300.


The co-hosts are an upcoming line of bigger time donors: Tim Blumenthal, John Burke, Patrick Cunnane, Stan Day, Steve Flagg, Chris Fortune, Jeff Frehner, Chris Lambiase, Steve Meineke, Mike Mercuri, Marc Sani,
Mike Sinyard and Mike Van Abel

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Whose on the list: Auchi, Alsammarae, Wright, Plaeger, Ayers, Mahru, Frawley, Morganthaler, Ahern and oh ya BLAGOJEVICH?

Having read you columns for the past eight months or so, I am left with the impression that Obama has run and is running un-opposed for president. Never a column about Hillary or McCain.

THE KEY WORD IS VICTORY!
BARACK OBAMA IS ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY!
THE ECONOMY WITH BARACK OBAMA IN COMMAND IS ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY!
GAS PRICES WILL IMPROVE WITH AN OBAMA VICTORY!
FOOD PRICES WILL IMPROVE WITH AN OBAMA VICTORY!
AMERICA WILL IMPROVE WITH AN OBAMA VICTORY!
THE WAR WILL END WITH AN OBAMA VICTORY!
MCCAIN, BUSH, CHENEY ALL GO ON PERMANENT LEAVE WITH AN OBAMA
VICTORY!

...If the Messiah will make a drop by at the big funder his State Senate successor, Kwame Raoul is having tonight. It's hosted by "the Chicago Financial Services Community." You know, the same kind of people that helped Barry get his political start and on whose behalf Kwame and Emil Jones beat the snot out of the big State pension funds until they get hired, or not fired, as the case may be.

When is someone going to do a story about Cindy McCain, before she married John? The years between 18 to25?

You mean Obama actually raises money the old-fashioned way, from big cat donors? One wouldn't have thought that from the breathless Big media coverage which focused on small contributions.
-Wm Tate,
http://www.atimelikethis.us/

Its funny Obama has to VETT his people.what about McBush3 VETTING TEAM?McBUSH3 should be careful!Skeletons have a fUNNY way of jumping right out of the closet.

THE ECONOMY WITH BARACK OBAMA IN COMMAND IS ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY!

Don't think so, not with Chicago Boys like Goolsbee and Furman as Obama's economic advisors.

AMERICA WILL IMPROVE WITH AN OBAMA VICTORY!

This article states that Obama had a fund raiser where the going rate was $28,500 per. No one gives that kind of money and expects nothing in return. Also, by giving the money to the DNC and with Obama co-opting employees and funds from the DNC, he manages to skirt campaign finance laws while depriving downticket candidates of help.

John W. Rogers' firm, Ariel Capital Management, manages $578 million in Illinois state pension funds. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Ariel and its executives have donated $117,500 to Gov. Blagojevich (this is from a 2005 Sun-Times article, so the amounts of money involved may be more).

THAT WAS THE ENTRANCE FEE!
THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT CHANGE!
JOHN MCCAIN ISN'T CHANGE, HE IS MORE OF THE SAME!
BARACK OBAMA IS THE CHANGE WE NEED!
JOIN THE TEAM OR ACCEPT DEFEAT!

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