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January 7, 2009

Obama Raises $27 Million for Inaugural

Filed under: Daily Observations,Obama,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 12:54 am
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hsf_bo_00Despite the economic hard times, money keeps pouring in for President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities.

The inaugural committee has raised at least $27 million, donor information on it Web site Tuesday showed.  Most of that has come in over the past three weeks.

If fundraising continues at that pace, Obama’s committee will have no problem reaching or exceeding the roughly $40 million raised for each of President George W. Bush’s two inaugural celebrations.

More than 2,000 donors are helping to finance Obama’s January 20 swearing in festivities.  At least 378 gave the maximum $50,000.

The $50,000 donors get access to inaugural events including candlelight dinners with appearances by members of Congress and the Obamas and tickets to an official ball, the swearing in ceremony and parade seating.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

And to think no one thought Obama would have an inaugural celebration that would be a splashy event.  Given the amount of money he was able to raise for his presidential campaign I never had any doubt that he could do it.  Only this time he did it without any of my money.

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