Obama Begins Political Fundraising Tonight

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On day 65 of his presidency, Barack Obama is getting back in political fundraising mode.

He'll be attending two events this evening for the Democratic National Committee that are expected to raise as much as $3.5-million.

The first event, at the National Women in the Arts Museum, carries a ticket price of $30,400 per couple. Fifty couples are attending.

The second event, a Tony Bennett concert at the Warner Theater, has tickets going for $100, $250 and $1000. Some 2,000 tickets have been sold.

Both events are said to be sold out.

After President Bush took office, he waited until April 27th to do his first political fundraiser.

Mark Knoller is a CBS News White House correspondent. You can read more of his posts in Hotsheet here.
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