Obama Donors Get to Hang With the Big Kids

Fundraisers with Kerry, Buffett kept the fat checks coming in
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 2:18 PM CDT
You could have had dinner with Obama adviser Warren Buffett for the low-low price of $28,500   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama’s money machine has kept rolling thanks, in part, to a series of intimate fundraisers headlined by his top advisers, Politico reports. In exchange for a mere $28,500, Obama supporters could snag seats at a dinner with Warren Buffett or a “Round Table Discussion” with Robert Rubin. Slimmer wallets could attend a reception with John Kerry for as low as $250.

Obama has raised more then $600 million, including $150 million in September alone. Two-thirds of last month’s haul came from small donors on the Internet, but much of the rest came from these big checks. A Republican official shown Obama’s event schedule called the approach “very unusual. Creative.”