Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker will host a star-studded fundraiser for President Barack Obama on June 14th, a campaign email confirmed Friday.
Like last week's Los Angeles fundraising dinner at George Clooney's home, Obama supporters are urged to get a chance to win a seat at Parker's table for the event by making a small $3 donation.
"For me, this election is even more important than 2008. As a woman, a mother, and an entrepreneur, I need to believe our country can be a place where everyone has a fair shot at success," Parker said in the campaign email. "I'm hosting this event on June 14th because there is so much at stake this year, and I want to keep doing what I can."
Billed as a "New York Night," the occasion will most likely feature big name celebrity attendance similar to the Clooney dinner, which saw Barbra Streisand, Tobey Maguire and Robert Downey, Jr. in attendance.
The winner of the New York contest will receive two invitations to the dinner, airfare to New York, accommodations and tickets to a Mariah Carey concert, all told worth just under $2,000.
The Clooney dinner last week was a huge success for the Obama campaign, raising over $15 million, the largest ever single fundraiser for the campaign. Even more surprising, two-thirds of the total amount came from the small $3 donations people gave jockeying for a chance to attend.
Considering Parker's fame and the success of the Clooney dinner, the New York fundraiser could raise even more.
And this would be welcome news for the Obama for America staff. In April, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney raised just over $40 million, a huge jump from the $12 he made in March and shockingly close to Obama's $43 million. After this announcement, the Obama campaign said the contest going forward would be "close."
Keeping Obama supporters interested by having these events could help bolster his numbers for June, which along with added funds expected from LGBT groups after Obama announced his support of gay marriage, could make the president rest more at ease when next month's numbers are released.
Meanwhile, pundits and celebritologists will be eager to see if the amount raised at the Parker event in New York will surpass the Clooney event. Either way, Parker channeled her SATC character Carrie Bradshaw when she assured Obama's supporters in her email message that "it should be fabulous."
by RTT Staff Writer
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