Oprah Winfrey Headlining Obama Fundraising Weekend In Chicago

11/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011


Media will not be allowed to cover any of Oprah's remarks, the Tribune reports:

Obama's campaign has said a pool reporter will be allowed to cover the appearances by the Obamas and the Bidens, but access to Winfrey's appearance will not be allowed.

The campaign would not tell the Tribune on-the-record why the appearances of the Obamas and the Bidens at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers events will be open to coverage, but Winfrey's will not.

Oprah Winfrey is throwing her hat back into the public ring for Obama in Chicago, Lynn Sweet reports:

Oprah Winfrey joins the lineup for an Obama fund-raising weekend in Chicago aimed at female donors at the $2,300-per-person event starting Friday.

Winfrey, Obama's pal, attended the Democratic convention, stumped in key primary states for Obama and threw a fund-raiser for him at her California estate. I think this is her biggest high profile appearance for Obama to date for the general election.

The event is organized as an "issues conference" and features Barack and Michelle Obama, Joe and Jill Biden, as well as Winfrey and other luminaries from the Obama team.

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