Democrats Expect $225K From Michelle Obama’s Nashville Visit

About 450 people are expected at a Nashville Democratic fundraising luncheon with First Lady Michelle Obama as the featured speaker, according to the Tennessean, quoting Obama campaign officials.
The 11 a.m. fundraiser (will be held) on the 21st floor of The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, a downtown office tower… With the least expensive tickets going for $500, the event — including a musical performance by Emmylou Harris — should raise at least $225,000 for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
….Michelle Obama has been an important fundraising magnet for her husband’s campaign and is scheduled to head to Pittsburgh from Nashville for a $250-a-head event with donors later today. A $500-a-person event she headlined in San Francisco on March 30 drew 350 supporters, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Charles Robert Bone, a Nashville attorney who is a fundraising “bundler” for the Obama re-election effort, said the first lady is “a tremendous asset for the campaign.”
“She’s been a wonderful first lady, certainly has been a great role model for our children and for young women,” Bone said.

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