Gwyneth Paltrow to Host Barack Obama for October Fundraiser
The event, planned by the Democratic National Committee, will be held at the actress' home on Oct. 9
Prior to the contentious midterm elections this November, President Obama is set to visit Los Angeles for a fundraiser hosted at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow.
An invitation, sent from the Democratic National Committee to donors, states that a reception and dinner will be held at the actress' home on Oct. 9. "Following the reception, President Obama will take your questions at an intimate dinner," reads an email from a key Hollywood fundraiser to invitees.
Seats at the event range from $1,000 to $32,400.
Paltrow, a longtime supporter of the president, had previously held a fundraiser for Obama during his re-election campaign in 2012.
Obama was in Los Angeles in July raising money for the Democrats at the Hancock Park-area home of Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and the Mandeville Canyon home of Live Nation's Michael Rapino and his wife, Jolene.
The Rapino event, with tickets going for $32,400 each, was billed as "the last trip to Los Angeles the president will be making this year and a truly special opportunity to interact with the leader of the free world in an off-the-record, small forum."
Obama returning to tap the Hollywood political ATM has some wondering if the Democrats have enough money to compete against the Republicans in the midterms.
With their control of the Senate hanging precariously in the balance, other Democrats, including Cory Booker and Michelle Nunn, have already staged last-minute fundraising appeals in Hollywood this month.
On September 18, an A-list of Hollywood politicos will raise money for Alison Lundergan Grimes at the Beverly Hills home of producers Rosalie Swedlin and Robert Cort.