September 17, 2008
A group of big-name celebrity politicos turned out to a Barack Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills Tuesday night, where the presidential nominee raised $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party!
The fundraiser, which set back attendees $28,500 per ticket, drew the likes of Jodie Foster, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Rock, Tobey Maguire and Will Ferrell, says the Associated Press.
The night's festivities included a dinner at the Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills, followed by a concert by Oscar-winning icon Barbra Streisand at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel that cost $2,500 per ticket !
The astounding $9 million raised may reportedly break single-day presidential fundraising records.
Obama had this to say to the crowd about the nation's economic status:
"It's reminded people that this is not a game. This is not a reality show, no offense to any of you," Obama said to a laughing crowd. "This is not a sitcom."
The bash was put on by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen of DreamWorks, says the paper.