January 31st, 2012
10:53 AM ET
Washington (CNN) - On the same night the political world closely watches the outcome of Florida’s Republican primary, President Obama is engaging in some below-the-radar fundraising that will likely net his campaign and the Democratic National Committee well over $2 million.
The president has two fundraisers lined up on Tuesday night in the Washington area, one at the St. Regis Hotel and the other at a private residence in the tony Maryland suburb of Chevy Chase, according to a Democratic official.
About 50 individuals are expected to attend the St. Regis event while 70 will be on hand in Chevy Chase. At both events, the price of admittance starts at $35,800 per couple, with the first $5,000 designated to the president’s reelection effort and the remaining allocated to the Democratic National Committee.
As is the case with most of the president's fundraisers, no cameras will be allowed into either event. The White House has said cameras are only permitted into fundraisers when the president plans to make formal remarks.
Tonight’s events clock in as the 12th and 13th fundraisers the president has attended this month.