2 More High-Dollar Fundraisers Today For Obama

Co-hosted by Ricky Martin
$5K to $35K

  politicalticker
New York - President Barack Obama ends a busy day Monday in New York City with two fundraisers for his re-election campaign.  
Five days after announcing he personally supports same-sex marriage, the president will speak to some 200 people at a fundraiser co-hosted by entertainer Ricky Martin, who announced two years ago that he is gay, and the Futuro Fund, an initiative by some  
Latino leaders to support Obama's re-election bid, according to a campaign official. Some 200 people are expected to attend the late afternoon event, which is being held at the Rubin Museum of Art, with tickets starting at $5,000, according to the official. Later the president will be the main attraction at a second fundraiser at a private residence. 
Some 60 people are expected to attend the dinner, which is being hosted by Tony James of the Blackstone Group, an alternative asset management and financial services company, with tickets for the event costing $35,800, according to the campaign official