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Oprah Helps Obama Raise 5 Million Dollars

Oprah may not be front and center for Obama’s reelection campaign, but according to Bloomberg, she’s working hard behind the scenes to help Obama raise money for his campaign:

President Barack Obama, turning full attention to his re-election campaign, aimed to raise more than $5 million today with fundraisers in his adopted hometown of Chicago and then Atlanta, where Oprah Winfrey joined with other wealthy donors.

Obama arrived in Chicago as two of the Republicans who want to challenge him in November,Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, also had Illinois campaign events before the state’s March 20 presidential primary.

Obama then went on to Atlanta, where his stops included dinner for about 40 people, including Winfrey, at the home of actor and film producer Tyler Perry. There, Obama said of his presidency: “This is not a three-year project. This is an eight-year project,” prompting applause.


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