Barbra Hosts Obama Fundraiser

Dem, free of public finance, rakes in West Coast cash
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Sep 16, 2008 10:27 AM CDT
Barbra Streisand performs at the Manchester Evening News Arena during the first concert of the British leg of her European tour, Manchester England in this July 10, 2007 file photo.    (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is expected to bring in a huge haul tonight at an LA fundraiser hosted by Barbra Streisand, Time reports. The event involves “a reception and dinner at $28,500 a person followed by a later event featuring Streisand at $2,500 a ticket.” The reclusive singer had been a Hillary Clinton backer, but has now lined up behind Obama.

Streisand has slammed McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate, calling it a ploy to win women voters “because his vice president has two X chromosomes.”