President Obama and Former President Bill Clinton will team up next month for yet another joint big dollar fundraiser. But you don't have to be a rich celebrity to attend the New York City event. The campaign is inviting two grassroots supports for as little as 3 dollars!
Similar to the successful fundraiser with George Clooney, every small dollar contribution will be automatically entered to win a seat at the June 4th event with Clinton. The campaign promises to pay for travel for the two winners and their guests. Earlier this month, the Obama campaign raised over $8million from supporters hoping to be invited to Clooney's house.
The former president appeared at a joint fundraiser in April for Mr. Obama, contributing to the $43.6 million raised by the campaign in April alone. Clinton's New York City event in June is the second of three events the former president will hold for the sitting president.
The campaign also is offering a similar contest to attend an event at the private home of Sarah Jessica Parker in New York. The June 14th bash also includes first lady Michelle Obama and the campaign is also throwing in tickets to a Mariah Carey concert to the grassroots winners. In an email to supports, the fashion icon says "It should be fabulous."
Conservatives have criticized the president's ties to Hollywood. Ahead of the Clooney fundraiser, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus penned an op-ed in which he referred to the president as the "Celebrity-in-chief." "While he's noshing with notables, courting celebrities, and soliciting stars, the middle class is being squeezed," Priebus wrote.