In Switzerland, George Clooney raises $625K for Barack Obama
ASSOCIATED PRESS August 27, 2012 7:44PM
(FILES) Actor George Clooney attends the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, in this April 28, 2012 file photo. Clooney, who hosts a star-studded fundraiser for Barack Obama on May 10, 2012, is a Hollywood A-lister turned activist for liberal causes including Sudan, Haiti -- and the US leader's re-election. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB/FILESSAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages
Updated: September 29, 2012 6:12AM
George Clooney headlined a fund-raiser Monday that took in more than a half-million dollars for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Organizers said they took in at least $625,000 from U.S. donors for Obama’s campaign, including many who flew in to Geneva, Switzerland, from around the world for the one-night event. It was the second dinner this year where the actor turned his A-list magnetism into political gold. In May, Clooney raised almost $15 million for Obama’s campaign at his Los Angeles home. Americans Abroad for Obama, sponsor, said guests paid $15,000 per person to dine with Clooney, $5,000 for a photo with him and $1,000 to attend a reception before the dinner.