03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Bennet Fundraiser Hosted By Rahm Emanuel Takes In $628,000

Anyone looking for evidence of the priority the White House is making the election of Sen. Michael Bennet doesn't have to look much farther than a glitzy ballroom at the Chicago Ritz-Carlton on a night last June.

Big-money fundraisers are standard fare in today's money-driven politics, and this one shows up as little more than a few pages in the mountain of financial information released by candidates and parties.

But occasionally a closer look can be revealing, and this one is, experts say.

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