Dinner with Clooney, Obama nets $15 million
May 10th, 2012
07:03 AM ET

Dinner with Clooney, Obama nets $15 million

(CNN) – There are bundlers – the mega-fundraisers who collect checks from friends and contacts, then forward them to campaigns – and then there's George Clooney.

Clooney did something that few, if any, bundlers have done this year for President Barack Obama's campaign: rake in $15 million dollars, a figure provided to CNN by a top Democratic source.

The campaign raffled two tickets to join Clooney and Obama at the movie star's Los Angeles home for a dinner on Thursday. The campaign said last week that it had raked in $6 million by selling tickets for 150 guests, suggesting the raffle earned the campaign $9 million.

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. John

    Oh nooooo, only Repubs have bundlers.... This must be true because I heard Matthews talking about it on MSDNC...
    BTW, is there a more comical news broadcast than Al Sharpton? He was having difficulty with the word "thwart" a couple of days ago. He finally settled on the word "stopped" instead. Who hires on that network? There is actually a worse one than Sharpton on that channel – Contessa Brewer and Alabama GOP Congressman Rep. Mo Brooks were arguing about President Obama’s stimulus plan when she arrogantly asked him if he had an economics degree – implying he lacked the authority to be speaking about these matters. Well, it turns out he not only did have an economics degree, he graduated with highest honors! “This is a news hour of their programming where this occurred. This is not an opinion hour. This is supposedly news, where this woman is talking down to a guy with the highest honors in economics,” Stu said.
    There should be minor qualifications for these MSDNC people. The have another talking head who has a lisp. Who in their right mind would hire a talking head who has a lisp?

    May 10, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  2. DEcember 2012

    WHY IS MITT ROMNEY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT WHEN HE STAMMERS SO MUCH? IS HE GOING TO STAMMER AL QAEDA TO DEATH?

    May 10, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • John

      Apparently you haven't seen Obama speak without a teleprompter...

      May 10, 2012 at 10:49 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        WELL I HAVE AND HE'S DAMN GOOD AT IT. FACE IT, OBAMA WILL SPANK HIM IN A DEBATE. I'LL BET 10,000 BUCKS. HAHAHAHAHAA!!!!

        May 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        WELL I HAVE AND HE'S GOOD AT IT. FACE IT, OBAMA WILL SPANK ROMNEY IN A DEBATE. I'LL BET 10,000 BUCKS. HAHAHAHAHAA!!!!

        May 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
      • jean2009

        And evidently you are unaware that Mitt uses a teleprompter? Even Jack CaffertyFile on the February 27, 2012 – 5:00 P.M. newscast posed the question asking: "Should Mitt Romney be allowed to go off teleprompter?"

        May 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • Howard

      Thanks to traitors, like Clooney, Obama, the biased main stream media ... and, the Sodom and Gomorrah Hollywood crowd, America is falling to a new low, under the rule of immoral deviates, perverts, occupiers, terrorists, and communists. Sinners are worshipping a new Golden Calf ... his name is Barack Obama.

      May 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  3. greg

    yes I have and the president is very articulate unlike that romney clown who can't put one sentance togeather Love how they get on the president do you think Bush es comments where off the cuff? Evan regan used a teleprompter you wing nut. Raise lots of money Obama 2012

    May 10, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • John

      Tell me where you saw him speaking. I have seen him several times without one and it isn't pretty. Talk about being a wingnut. December 2012 made an ignorant statement and you jumped on it as if it were true. Then you try to sway the argument by telling us other people used a teleprompter? So what?
      Obama without a teleprompter is where we got "58 states" "just met" the military guy who was previously killed, Hawaii is part of Asia, said he daughter was 13 (she was 12), the "Special Olympics" comment, speaking of the "Austrian Language", saying he was Muslim, etc.
      Once again, Bush is history and I did not vote for him, but he definitely spoke without a teleprompter and so does Romney. Try to spin it any way you want. We know you are one of the "blind followers".
      BTW, how did you feel about the convict almost beating Obama in WV???

      May 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  4. jerrylax

    The hollywood crowd.. a bunch of ignorant narcissistics if there ever was one...pooring money down the obama rat hole. Believe me real Americans know what this crowd represents and want no part of it.

    May 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  5. Shak-attack

    I'm glad. Nobody wants a racist, homophobic, sexist, pig like romney in office. he would be far worse than bush. The money Obama rakes in coupled with his mainstream non radical views will ensure his second term.

    Why would america want to move radical right? we would eventually be moving towards afghanistan sharia law. the only difference would be a nation of christians instead of muslims. christian or muslim religious law and ideology that forms law is very damning. point proven by how primitive and filthy the middle east with their religious laws is.

    May 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  6. DEcember 2012

    CLOONEY IS A PATRIOT AND A HUMANITARIAN, WHICH IS MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR THAT FRAUD ROMNEY.

    May 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      He is an actor..... you never know whats real with him... hence the affinity for BO

      May 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  7. California Conservative

    Obama, The $5 Trillion Debt Man.

    You voted for him.

    May 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  8. Bill in STL

    Presidency ... sold to Clooney. Auction over...... do you suppose Barack the hand puppet will now have a new hand???

    May 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Campaign manager

    Do I detect a little spermatazoa dribbling from your chin, Georgie-peorgie?

    May 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
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    Predictable over 12 months ago. It is not a good look in an election year the Kaffa with his whitey mate, while a massacre is going on in the Sudan, credibility. Make much of a difference who cares. Yuri's survival is on corpses, treading water. If all those Africans have to die for one man, then so be it, whether it makes a difference or not.

    May 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
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