Clooney to star in Obama fundraiser

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Clooney to star in Obama fundraiser


GENEVA - Hollywood’s A-list actor George Clooney was expected to arrive in Geneva today at a fundraiser for U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Democrats Abroad said.

The group’s co-president Charles Adams is organizing the event, Democrats Abroad said on its Web site.

Swiss media said the evening event was limited to U.S. citizens and would begin with a champagne reception for 150 people donating $1,000 each, followed by a dinner for 50 costing $20,000 a head, or $30,000 per couple.

The daily Le Matin said Clooney wanted to ride his Harley-Davidson from Lake Como in northern Italy where he has a home, but that organizers preferred him to avoid what they consider a risky journey and travel to Geneva in a chauffeur-driven car instead.

In May, some 150 donors met at the actor’s home in support of the U.S. president, and he held a fundraiser in Geneva in 2008, when Obama won his current term in office.

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