Spike Lee's high dollar Obama fundraiser
Filmmaker Spike Lee uses his iPad to photograph President Barack Obama as he greets guests at the National Action Network's Keepers of the Dream awards gala in New York, N.Y., April 6, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
January 13th, 2012
03:09 PM ET

Spike Lee's high dollar Obama fundraiser

Hollywood meets politics again next week when director Spike Lee hosts a high dollar fundraiser for President Obama at the director’s New York Cityhome. An Obama campaign official confirms to CNN about 40 people are expected to attend the intimate fundraiser which Mr. Obama will attend.  The price tag?  Tickets are $35,800 per person.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. steveo

    Nice gig if you can afford it. Wouldn't this be attended by the 1%ers? Didn't OWS stand against the 1%ers? Didn't some high ranking Dems support the OWS in their stand against the 1%ers? I realize this is nothing illegal, I just wonder what happened to the outrage against the 1%ers?

    January 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • Lizzie

      First the democrats were all gung ho for the OWS including PELOSI today she said I was never in favor off them.

      January 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  2. jerry

    spike lee eh? I see ophra is campaigning today too... now thats a big surprise.. hahahaa

    January 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • george

      Are you kidding me? The likes of Warren Baffet, Bill Gates, larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Otellini JUST TO NAME A FEW ,ohh no here is another surprise for you Jerry,Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Bubba washington, Will Smith......you may treat yourself to another laughter!!! Obama/Biden 2012!!!

      January 14, 2012 at 6:06 am |
      • Lizzie

        You forgot in order to assure reelection Pres.Obama wants Biden to switch with Hillary, so now this year it will be Obama/Clinton

        January 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  3. DaveinSC

    Steveo: The difference is when a movie bombs, thousands of people don't lose their jobs and homes. Just thought you might need an explanation.

    January 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
    • Steveo

      What does movies have to do with the OWS and the Dems hating the1%ers, except for their donations? After your explanation, I need an explanation!

      January 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  4. Jeff

    running a election campaign is not cheap. And I dont think Dems "hated" the 1%. Please show me some evidence of that. Sympathy is far different an emotion that hate

    January 14, 2012 at 3:05 am |
    • Steveo

      During the height of OWS, I read plenty of anti 1%er posts and there was nothing sympathetic about it!

      January 14, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  5. Joey

    I wonder how many average citizens were at the "middle class warrior's" lavish shin dig? Bottom line is he'll take money from anyone and tell them what they want to hear in return.

    January 14, 2012 at 5:16 am |
  6. george

    Just a section of the majority of the wealthy who know that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy is just another food stamp for the wealthy inducing no growth at all!

    January 14, 2012 at 6:10 am |
    • jean2009

      The Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% costs us $11.6 million every hour day and night. Of those 1% we have two pools....the 1% that agree they should end, and the 1% that are funding the Rethugliklans to keep them in place. If you are of the 99% you are a fool to back the later.

      January 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
      • Lizzie

        But Pres.Obama sure love that 1%

        January 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  7. Dee

    Well noone is saying anything about the Superpac for Romney and Gingrich what is the problem and the other source of funding that we know nothing about.

    January 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
    • Lizzie

      Why Pres.Obama has his own superpac, plus free advertising 24/7 curtesy of the lame stream media.

      January 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  8. Fundraising events for non-profit organizations

    The majority of universities depend upon fundraising to generate necessary profits for plans. Such situations are wonderful ways for universities to raise money and accomplish ambitions.Make fundraising simple

    January 26, 2012 at 9:47 am |
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    April 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  10. Phenteeencuts

    This goes out to lots of SHALLOW females to that like taller guys. If he wore his lifts well in public and was your exact same precise height with out the lifts... What would you feel?

    June 1, 2012 at 8:14 am |