Obama raising some green in red Texas
May 10th, 2011
04:03 PM ET

Obama raising some green in red Texas

(CNN) - President Barack Obama starts his one day visit toTexas with policy, but he ends it with pure politics.

After speaking out on the need for immigration reform at an event in El,Paso,Texas, near the border withMexico, the president travels to theAustin, the state capital, to headline two fundraisers Tuesday evening.

The first event is at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits. A source with knowledge of the event says that approximately 750 people are scheduled to attend the function, with country music artist Robert Earl Keen performing at the gathering.

The second fundraiser is a dinner being held at a private residence, with around 50 people in attendance.

Tickets for the two events range from $44 to the legal maximum limit of $35,800 that an individual can contribute for both the primary and the general election. The money raised will go to the Obama Victory Fund, with the proceeds being shared by both the president's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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Topics: fundraiser • President Obama • The Buzz

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