October 24th, 2011
03:53 PM ET
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) –President Obama's west coast swing is expected to yield big rewards for his 2012 re-election campaign, and attract some Hollywood heavy hitters.
A Democratic official estimates the campaign will haul in more than $4 million dollars from six fundraisers in three states.
At a fundraising event in Las Vegas Monday at the Bellagio Hotel, 300 people are expected to attend with tickets starting at $1000.
Later, the president will travel to Los Angeles for two star-studded events.
One is a dinner at the home of Producer James Lassiter and his wife, Mai, with tickets going for $35,800, the legal limit an individual is allowed to contribute to a campaign per cycle and to a party committee per year.
The other is a $5,000 per person event at the home of actress Melanie Griffith-Banderas that will include high-profile Latinos in Hollywood. Actress Eva Longoria, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are expected to be in attendance, the official said.
On Tuesday in San Francisco, folk rock singer-songwriter Jack Johnson will headline another fundraiser at the W hotel.
Then that evening in Denver,Colorado, the president will attend two final fundraisers at the Pepsi Center. All the money raised at the fundraisers will go to the Obama Victory Fund, which is joint account of the Obama re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. And two of the three states the president is visiting on this swing, Nevada and Colorado, are swing states that Obama won in the 2008 election and that he hopes to keep in the Democratic column next year.
During his trip west, Mr. Obama will also be unveiling a plan to help struggling homeowners refinance and help college students with burdensome school loans.