WASHINGTON--Once a Clinton backer, ardent Democrat Barbra Streisand is in the Obama camp and stars at a big dollar concert for him Tuesday night in Beverly Hills.
Variety's Ted Johnson reports "Organizers said Obama's two events on Tuesday sold out by Monday afternoon, including a dinner at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and a reception and concert at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where Barbra Streisand and Ben Harper are scheduled to perform. In fact, one estimate from the Politico website said the campaign could raise as much as $9 million, perhaps shattering single-day fund-raising records."
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"Obama's visit comes as some Hollywood donors express anxiety at the state of the race, with polls tightening following the Republican National Convention and the addition of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate.
That may have instilled a greater sense of urgency and improved fund-raising for the two events. The Greystone dinner for about 280 people costs $28,500 per person, and tickets for the Beverly Wilshire reception go for $2,500.The latter was expected to draw about 900 people."