WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama hits Chicago Thursday for fund-raisers at Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios and at the home of mega Democratic donor Fred Eychaner. The event at the North Side Eychaner home is run under the umbrella of the Obama campaign Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Leadership Council and co-chairs, besides Eychaner, include the Cubs' Laura Ricketts plus Wally Brewster and Bob Satawake.
This may well be the last time Mrs. Obama is in Chicago for fund-raising before the election.
The prices and perks for the Near West Side Harpo event:
x $100.00 Gen44
x $250.00 General Admission
x $1,000.00 Preferred Seating
x $3,500.00 Event Host
includes one group photo (up to 5 guests) + tickets for the reception (preferred seating)
The prices and perks for the Eychaner event for people who donate directly or raise from others.. (the $250 tickets have been sold out, according to the campaign):
x $15,000.00 Event Chair
per couple - includes photo opportunity
x $10,000.00 Event Host (Couples)
per couple - includes photo opportunity for two
x $5,000.00 Event Host (Individuals)
per person - includes photo opportunity
x $1,000.00 Reception
Who benefits, per the campaign: "The first $2,500 from a contributor to Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America, designated for the general election. The next $30,800 from a contributor will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amount(s) from a contributor will be divided among the State Democratic Party Committees as follows, up to $10,000 per committee and subject to the biennial aggregate limits: OH (24%); FL (15%); WI (12%); IA (10%); NV (10%); VA (9%); CO (7%); NC (7%); PA (3%); and NH (3%). "