Democrats Charge $15K to Eat With Obama During Hollywood Dinner

/ AP
• April 7, 2016 12:11 pm


Democrats are charging $15,000 for couples to eat dinner with President Obama during his trip to California this week.

The star-studded dinner Thursday evening hosted at Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn’s home will also include a photo op with the president, The Hill reported.

Obama will be in Los Angeles Thursday and Friday to join with Hollywood celebrities during two fundraisers aiming to rake in cash for Democrats hoping to flip Congress and maintain the White House this fall.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, Calif.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Ben Ray Luján (N.M.) will attend Thursday’s dinner.

Couples who donate $33,400 for tickets will be listed as co-hosts while those who contribute $66,800 will be invited to a VIP reception with Obama. All proceeds from the evening will be funneled to the DCCC.

A-listers Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, and J.J. Abrams, who most recently directed Star Wars: A Force Awakens will be among the co-chairs and co-hosts for the evening.

Obama will headline a breakfast fundraiser Friday morning hosted at the home of former Spiderman star Tobey Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer.

Democrats are charging $33,400 for couples who want to eat breakfast with the president. Donations will go to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Obama will fly to San Francisco later Friday to continue fundraising.

"At some point, as the leader of the Democratic Party, and as the most well-regarded figure not just in the Democratic Party but in American politics, the President is going to play an important role in the general election, first and foremost by unifying Democrats behind the Democratic nominee," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday.

Obama has held nine fundraisers across the U.S. for Democratic candidates this year.

In February, the president traveled to Los Angeles to rake in cash for the Democratic National Committee. John Legend performed during a fundraising dinner.