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Obama in Chicago Sunday: Bridgeport Art Center fund-raiser

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WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama hits Chicago on Sunday for what now will be four events--with the latest add a fundraising reception at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th. Bridgeport is a South Side neighborhood known for producing mayors--now it will host a president.

As I scooped on July 19, Obama returns home for a high-end fund-raiser at his home at S. Greenwood--actually the event is in his yard, so no snooping in his medicine chest--with two related funders, a few blocks away at the home of pal Marty Nesbitt and his wife, Anita Blanchard and the home of Barbara Bowman, the mother of Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett.

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from July 19 post:

This 3 p.m. reception marks the first time since Obama's moved into the White House their home on S. Greenwood has been used for a fund-raising event. It is one of three being held that day, all with the theme of helping Obama celebrate his Aug. 4 birthday where he turns 51.

*There is a $5,000 per person photo reception at the home of Marty Nesbitt and his wife, Anita Blanchard who live a few blocks away on S. Woodlawn. Nesbitt, a close pal, is the treasurer of the Obama for America campaign. Blanchard, an ob-gyn, is close to Mrs. Obama and delivered Malia and Sasha.

*There is a $1,000-per-person dessert reception at the home of Barbara Bowman, who is the mother of White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett. The Obama family visited that home on June 17 for the marriage of Jarrett's daughther.

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