Barack Obama in Philly for Oct. 10 fundrai$er$
Barack Obama will be in town Oct. 10 for an afternoon cocktail reception at the Sheraton City Center, which will cost supporters between $1,000 and $2,300 to attend, and later that night for a $10,000 per guest dinner at the Mount Airy home of Comcast executive David L. Cohen, according to an e-mail sent by Obama Mid-Atlantic campaign finance director Shomik Dutta, to local fundraisers. The note told recipients to "please help get the word out immediately and please continue collecting checks at the breakneck pace you've already set!" The Cohen dinner will also allow fundraisers to attend without paying their own freight, if they have collected $50,000 from others. Funds will benefit Obama for America, the Obama Victory Fund, and the DNC.