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Clooney to visit Geneva for Obama fundraiser

Malcolm Curtis · 29 Jun 2012, 11:23

Published: 29 Jun 2012 11:32 GMT+02:00
Updated: 29 Jun 2012 11:23 GMT+02:00

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Hollywood superstar George Clooney is returning to Geneva this summer to raise money from wealthy American expats for Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign.

Clooney is set to visit the Swiss city for fundraising events on August 27th, according to Charles Adams, an American lawyer and a representative of the Democratic Party.

The movie actor plans to speak at a reception for 150 supporters paying $1,000 each, Adams told the Tribune de Genève newspaper.

The event will be followed by a dinner for 50 people coughing up $20,000 each ($30,000 for couples) for the privilege of breaking bread with Clooney.

The events will be closed to the general public.

Adams, a resident of Geneva, is co-president of Americans Abroad for Obama, a group that supports the Democratic president’s bid for a second term.

He organized a similar event with the actor in Geneva’s Old Town four years ago that reportedly raised more than $900,000.

Clooney is a devoted Democrat and a long-time supporter of Obama since the politician’s time as a senator for Illinois.

The actor recently used his star power to raise $15 million for the president at a dinner held at Clooney’s Hollywood home.

Malcolm Curtis (news@thelocal.ch)

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Your comments about this article

2012-07-18 22:49:02 by onesweetamerican
Looney Clooney, cute as a button, but dumb as dirt.
2012-07-21 02:26:12 by Trace33
For the sake of a better " AMERICA ", do not donate a penny to Obama's campaign fund, and just to show that the average citizen is smarter than clooney they should boycott all his films.
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