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O Bama, Where Art Thou? George Clooney to host Democratic fundraiser at LA home

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George Clooney and Barack Obama discussing Darfur at The National Press Club Newsmaker's Program on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC.

George Clooney will be hosting a high-end house party next month in Los Angeles as a fundraiser to support President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

About 150 guests are expected to attend the May 10 event at the actor's home, Entertainment Tonight first reported.

Proceeds from ticket sales -- going for about $40,000 per stub -- will benefit the Obama Victory Fund, a joint committee that includes several state Democratic parties, the Democratic National Committee, and Obama for America.

In addition to deep-pocket ticket holders, four mystery guests will also be attending the event. Two grassroots supporters will each win a pair of passes to the fundraiser, said deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot in an email on Thursday. 

The re-election campaign, taking a suspense cue from Hollywood, is automatically offering donors of $3 or more a chance to mingle with Clooney and the president by winning an invitation to the party.


Lisa Brenner can be reached via Twitter @lisa_brenner

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