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WASHINGTON--President Obama returns to Los Angeles on Monday for high end fund-raisers hosted by Hollywood stars. California is home to the biggest number--87-- of Obama's top fund-raisers or "bundlers," people who use their own personal and professional networks to raise money. New York is second at 49.

From The Center for Responsive Politics analytics on 2012: "The following chart provides the minimum amount bundled -- and the number of individual bundlers in each location -- for these elite fund-raisers for Obama's re-election. You can also find out additional information about Obama's bundlers on OpenSecrets.org.


Place Bundlers Min. Amount Bundled

California 87 $15,350,000
New York 49 $9,300,000
Florida 29 $4,450,000
Massachusetts 23 $3,850,000
Illinois 28 $2,750,000
Texas 17 $2,750,000
Washington DC 16 $2,500,000
Washington 6 $1,500,000
Maryland 13 $1,500,000
New Jersey 7 $1,400,000
Pennsylvania
9 $1,350,000
Georgia 9 $900,000
Missouri 5 $900,000
Vermont 3 $900,000
Puerto Rico 3 $750,000
Connecticut 8 $550,000
North Carolina 6 $550,000
Kentucky 1 $500,000
United Kingdom 5 $500,000
Maine 2 $400,000
Ohio 2 $400,000
Tennessee 5 $400,000
Rhode Island 3 $350,000
Colorado 3 $300,000
Michigan 2 $250,000
South Carolina 2 $250,000
Virginia 3 $250,000
Oklahoma 1 $200,000
Oregon 1 $200,000
Wisconsin 3 $200,000
New Hampshire 2 $150,000
China 1 $100,000
Minnesota 2 $100,000
Switzerland 1 $100,000
Virgin Islands 1 $100,000
Alabama 1 $50,000

Total 359 $56,050,000

Note: Some bundlers disclosed by the Obama campaign represented pairs of individuals who raised money on the president's behalf. The figures shown here are the number of "bundling units." The actual number of individuals is higher, but pairs -- such as married couples or business partners -- are only counted once in this chart, not twice.

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

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