Less than 24 hours after delivering a major policy address on Libya, President Obama will shift to another role of a modern president: fundraiser-in-chief.
Obama will spend Tuesday night at two different fundraising events in Harlem. The first, at 6 p.m, is billed as a “small dinner and discussion,” with Obama at Red Rooster, a new restaurant run by Marcus Samuelsson, a chef who cooked at the state dinner Obama hosted for the prime minister of India in 2009. About 50 guests are expected, according to sources, and they will have donated to the Democratic National Committee $30,800, the yearly maximum.
An hour later, Obama will attend a “thank you reception” for a larger group of past donors at the Studio Museum, an art center in Harlem. The reception is not a fundraiser, but the president is likely to encourage these donors to give when he ramps up his reelection effort