Thursday, May 19, 2011

Obama raises funds, spirits in Boston visit

President Obama greeted well-wishers after he arrived at Logan International Airport yesterday
Boston: President Obama paid a quick but rewarding visit to Boston yesterday, rallying supporters at a pair of fund-raisers to energize a Democratic stronghold and bolster his campaign coffers.
Jetting into town for the second time in three months, Obama addressed a crowd of 900 at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End before dining with big-money benefactors at the Brook line home of advertising executive Jack Connors Jr.
The evening event, which couples paid $35,800 to attend, was expected to raise more than $2 million, part of an aggressive fund-raising drive since Obama formally launched his reelection campaign last month. With its deep reservoir of Democratic donors, Massachusetts will probably play a major role in the party’s fund-raising efforts.
On Tremont Street, where hundreds waited in a cold rain in hopes of a glimpse of the president at the arts center, support for Obama was unconditional.
“I just want to see him in person,’’ said Jaheim Payne, who said seeing Obama would be an unforgettable memory he would tuck away forever. “I have a folder in my head and I will never forget it.’’ Read More...

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