Obama's multimillion dollar day starts in Minnesota
June 1, 2012 — 4:21pm
President Barack Obama's trip to the Midwest could prove quite profitable.
After he addressed a crowd at Honeywell in Golden Valley, the president attended three Minneapolis fundraisers: a $5,000-per-person luncheon with 100 people; a $40,000-per-person roundtable with 20 people; and a $50,000-per-person roundtable with 10 people.
If each person paid full freight, which often doesn't happen, the president could have raised $1.8 million.
He then was expected to fly to Chicago for three more fundraisers Friday night.
According to ABC News, those events involved a $5,000-per-person event for 350 people; a $35,800-per-person event for 60 people and another $35,800 event for 55 people.
If all those attendees paid in full, that would bring in more than $4 million
According to ABC, "proceeds from all the events will benefit OVF, a joint fundraising account that funnels contributions to Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties."
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
It takes a certain sort of magic for a presidential debate to shift a race, it seems, some weird alchemy combining ingredients like viewership and mistakes and perceptions and medium. It's almost never about policy.