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WASHINGTON--The Obama campaign is heavily reliant on big names and high powered surrogates to draw in big dollar donors. Barack Obama is under enormous pressure to raise millions because he did not talk public financing. John McCain has a head start--he received $84 million in public funds when he officially became the GOP nominee in St. Paul last week. Here's a list of recent and upcoming Obama campaign fund raising events.

My Sun-Times column on this ran in the Sunday Sun-Times, on Sept. 7.

9/3/08 - Los Angeles, CA
The home of Bryan Lourd
1071 Brooklawn Drive
5:30pm - VIP LGBT Reception with Michelle Obama
6:00pm - LGBT Reception with Michelle Obama
Host/VIP/Ticket Price: $25,000, $2,300, $1,000

9/3/08 - Beverly Hills, CA
17 Beverly Park South
6:30pm - VIP Reception with Michelle Obama
7:30pm - General Reception with Michelle Obama
VIP/Ticket Price: $25,000, $2,300

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9/4/08 - Washington, DC
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
5:00pm - VIP Reception & Photo with Senator Biden
5:30pm - Cocktail Reception & Discussion with Senator Biden
VIP/Ticket Price: $10,000, $2,300, $1,000

9/4/08 - Washington, DC
The home of Anne Ashmore Hudson & Jim Hudson

6:30pm - Dinner with Senator Biden
Ticket Price: Write $14,250 or Raise $28,500

9/4/08 - Ketchum, ID
Blinken Residence
6:30pm - Host/Co-Chair Reception with Senator Daschle
7:00pm - Reception with Senator Daschle
8:00pm - Dinner with Senator Daschle
Chair/Host/Reception & Dinner/ Reception Only: $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, $500

9/4/08 - New York, NY
The home of Beth & David Shaw
Address provided upon RSVP
6:30pm - Policy Series Discussion with Gov. Richardson (Energy & the Environment)
Entire Series/Individual Event: $10,000, $2,500

9/4/08 - Washington, DC
Jones Day Law Firm
51 Louisiana Avenue, NW
6:00pm - Cocktail Reception with Susan Rice, Richard Danzig & Greg Craig
Discussion & Reception/ . only: $5,000, $1,000


9/4/08 - Washington, DC
The home of Donald Richardson
6:30pm-8:00pm - Cocktails and Conversation with Michael Strautmanis
Host/Ticket Price: $2,500, $200

9/5/08 - Middletown, NJ
The home of Tammy & Phil Murphy

5:00pm - Host Reception/Photo Line with Senator Obama
5:30pm - General Reception with Senator Obama
Host/Ticket Price: $50,000, $2,300

9/5/08 - Middletown, NJ
The home of Dorothea & Jon Bon Jovi
Address provided upon RSVP
7:00pm - Dinner with Senator Obama Ticket Price: $30,800

9/6/08 - West Orange, NJ
The home of Robert Van Lierop
90 Gregory Avenue
4:00pm - VIP Reception with Governor Richardson
4:30pm - General Reception with Governor Richardson
VIP/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,000, $500

9/7/08 - Los Angeles, CA
The home of Janet Clayton & Michael Johnson
655 S. Rimpau
11:00am - Reception with Valerie Jarrett
Ticket Price: $1,0009/7/08 - Brandy Station, VA
Brandy Rock Farm
12178 Farley Rd.
2:00pm-4:00pm - Bi-Partisan Luncheon with Sen. Webb and Susan Eisenhower
Ticket Levels: $2,300, $1,000, $500


9/7/08 - Parkland, FL
The home of Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter
7711 Salem Avenue
4:45pm - Reception with Senator Schumer
Ticket Price: $5,000

9/7/08 - Phoenix, MD
Residence & Art Galleries of Robert E. Meyerhoff
Address provided upon RSVP
5:00pm - Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres in the galleries
6:00pm - Performance by Leon Fleisher, Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman
Ticket Price: $5,000

9/8/08 - Des Moines, IA
The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street
5:00pm - Cocktail Reception with Senator Biden
6:00pm - VIP Dinner with Senator Biden
Chair/VIP Dinner/Ticket Price: $28,500, raise $10,000 or write $5,000, $1,000

9/8/08 - New York, NY
The home of Stephanie Horton & Courtney Dupree
15 Broad Street, Apt. 1114
5:30pm-7:30pm - Cocktail Reception with Valerie Jarrett
Sponsor/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,000

9/8/08 - New York, NY
The home of Maureen White & Steve Rattner
Address provided upon RSVP
7:00pm - Policy Series Discussion with Valerie Jarrett (Insiders View)
Entire Series/Individual Event: $10,000, $2,500

9/8/08 - Washington, DC
The City Club of Washington at Franklin Square
1300 I Street NW
6:30pm -VIP Reception with Senator Rockefeller
7:00pm - Cocktail Reception with Senator Rockafeller
VIP Reception/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,000

9/9/08 - New York, NY
Fulbright & Jaworski
666 Fifth Avenue
1:00pm-2:30pm - Reception with Governor Dean
Host/Ticket Price/ Young Professionals: $5,000, $1,000, $500


9/9/08 - Chicago, IL
The home of Steven Koch

6:30pm - Reception with Senator Biden
The home of Barbara Manilow

7:30pm - Dinner with Senator Biden
Dinner/Reception: $5,000, $1,000

9/9/08 - New York, NY
Charles Nolan Studio
637 West 27th Street
6:30pm - VIP Runway to Change Reception
7:00pm - Runway to Change Launch Party
VIP/Ticket Price: Raise $10,000 or write $5,000, $250

9/9/08 - Flushing, NY
Mets Stadium/Managers Box, Suite 29/30
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
7:00pm-9:00pm - Reception with Governor Howard Dean
Host/Ticket Price: $10,000, $2,500

9/10/08 - Chicago, IL
Location available upon RSVP
4:30pm-5:30pm - Political and Policy Briefing with David Plouffe and Senior Staff
6:30pm-8:30pm - Dinner with Senior Staff
Ticket Price: $10,000

9/10/08 - New York, NY
The home of Malla Perry & Barry Fox
12 East 88th Street, Penthouse
8:00pm - Reception with Richard Danzig
Sponsor/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,00

9/12/08 - Boston, MA
The Law Offices of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo LLP
One Financial Center
12:00pm - Luncheon with Attorney General Martha Coakley
Ticket Price: $250 and $500

9/12/08 - Phoenix, AZ
The home of Sandra Kennedy-Burton & MC Burton
10214 North 44th Street
6:30pm - Reception with Congressman Harry Mitchell
Ticket Price: $100

9/12/08 - Lexington, MA
The home of Martha Pavlakis & Erik Brynjolfsson

7:00pm - Reception with David Cutler, OFA Health Care Policy Advisor
Co-Host/Sponsor/Friend/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,000, $500, $200


9/14/08 - Los Angeles, CA
The home of Shari & Richard Foos

4:00pm - General Reception with Governor Dean
6:00pm - Dinner with Governor Dean
Dinner/Ticket Price: $5,000, $250

9/18/08 - Washington, DC
The home of Dennis McClellan & Steven Deggendorf

6:00pm - Reception with Gov. Dean
Chair/Host/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,000, $250

9/18/08 - New York, NY
The Jones Day Annex
605 3rd Avenue, 7th floor
6:00pm - Lawyers for Obama General Reception with Eric Holder
The home of Chuck Clayman
8:00pm - Lawyers for Obama dinner with Eric Holder
Dinner/Ticket Price/Young Lawyers: $2,500, $1,000, $500

9/19/08 - Princeton, NJ
The home of Lisa Fischetti & Ralph Lerner
176 Parkside Drive
6:00pm-6:30pm - VIP Reception with Caroline Kennedy
6:00pm-8:00pm - Reception with Caroline Kennedy
Host & VIP/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,000 & $500


9/20/08 - New Canaan, CT
The home of Shiva Saaram
33 Soundview Lane
11:00am - Host/VIP Reception with Caroline Kennedy & Meryl Streep
11:20am - Brunch with Caroline Kennedy & Meryl Streep
Host/VIP/Ticket Price: $10,000, $2,500, $1,000


9/20/08 - Boston, MA
The District Restaurant & Lounge
180 Lincoln Street
5:00pm - VIP Reception with Caroline Kennedy
5:30pm - General Reception with Caroline Kennedy
VIP/Ticket Levels: $2,500, $1,000, $500

9/20/08 - Chevy Chase, MD
The home of Denis & Peter Glassman
3512 Cummings Lane
5:00pm-7:00pm - Cocktail Reception with Richard Danzig & Bill Kennard
Suggested/Ticket Price: $2,300, $1,000

9/20/08 - Silver Spring, MD
Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue
6:00pm - Reception with Valerie Jarrett
Co'Host/Ticket Levels: $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250

9/23/08 - New York, NY
The home of Barbaralee Diamonstein & Carl Spielvogel
Address provided upon RSVP
5:30pm - Policy Series Discussion with Sen. Daschle ("How to Change Washington")
Entire Series/Individual Event: $10,000, $2,500

9/23/08 - Cambridge, MA
The home of Lenore & Tony Martin
3 Channing Circle
6:30pm - Reception with Professor Laurence Tribe
Sponsor/Friend/Ticket Price: $1,000, $500, $250

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9/24/08 - Englewood, NJ
The home of Andrea & Fitz Haney
229 Chestnut St.
8:00pm - Cocktail Reception with Ambassador Dennis Ross
8:30pm - Presentation and Questions with Ambassador Dennis Ross
Co-Host/Ticket Price: $10,000, $2,300

9/25/08 - Santa Barbara, CA
The home of Nancy & Larry Koppelman
1453 Bonnymede Drive
11:30am - General Reception with Caroline Kennedy
1:00pm - VIP Lunch with Caroline Kennedy
Co-Host/VIP/Ticket Price: $25,000, $5,000, $1,500

9/25/08 - London, UK
One Whitehall Place
12:00pm - Host Reception with Al Gore and Paul Tewes
12:30pm - Lunch with Al Gore and Paul Tewes
Host/Ticket Price: $28,500, $10,000

9/25/08 - Brentwood, CA
The home of Helen & Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.
Address provided upon RSVP
5:30pm - VIP Reception with Caroline Kennedy
6:30pm - General Reception with Caroline Kennedy
Co-Host/VIP/Ticket Price: $10,000, $2,300, $500

9/26/08 - Sacramento, CA
Mason's Restaurant
1116 15th Street
11:00 - Reception with Caroline Kennedy
VIP/Ticket Price: $5,000, $2,300


10/10/08 - 10/11/08 - Chicago, IL
Location provided upon RSVP
Times TBD: National Women's Leadership Issues Conference with Senator Barack Obama
Tickets range from $5,000 - $28,500 - a limited amount of $1,000 tickets are available prior to September 15th.

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It doesn't matter. Hillary supporters, myself included, will be voting only for downticket Dems who confirm before the election they will support her for Majority Leader in January. For those who don't, we will be supporting their opposition. I live in the West and am contributing to John Kerry's opposition. By the way, I will vote McCain/Palin, and I have been a Dem since 1976. I don't care if the Pope sends money to Obama.

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