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Obama in Chicago to raise fund

01-12-2012 10:12 BJT

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama came back to Chicago Wednesday for a series of campaign fundraising stops around his hometown, Chicago Tribune reported.

Shortly after landing in Chicago Wednesday afternoon, Obama stopped at his national campaign headquarters at the Prudential Building in downtown Chicago, on his first visit to rally his forces working on his re-election here.

The president's tour of his hometown will include three fundraisers, including giving a speech at the University of Illinois in Chicago shortly before 6 p.m., to up to 500 donors who paid from 44 to 100 dollars.

Then Obama will head to a fundraiser for 60 people at a private residence where tickets cost 35,800 dollars per couple.

The final event of the night, a reception at the Hyde Park home of Stuart Taylor, who heads investment firm The Taylor Group, is for 100 people who each paid 7,500 dollars for a ticket.

Three events would raise at least 1.85 million dollars for Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee, campaign aides estimated.

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Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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