President Obama made an estimated $2 million for his reelection campaign while in Chicago Thursday night, but he also had a chance to address dedicated supporters who have been on his team for many years.
First, the president spoke at N9NE Steakhouse, where about 150 donors paid $5,000 and $10,000 a plate. Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel also attended the event.
After N9NE, Obama headed to MK where donor shelled out a whopping a $35,800-per-person to dine with the president.
A crowd of more than 2,300 assembled at Chicago's Navy Pier Thursday night, where Obama was joined by Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Daley, Derrick Rose, Ernie Banks, B.J. Armstrong, Colbie Caillat, Joakim Noah and many others. He talked about the Bulls, his trouble finding parking at Navy Pier in the past, and of course, the future. The president, however, scrapped his "winning the future" mantra for the one that echoed in Grant Park during his 2008 victory speech: "Yes we can."
Check out photos from his Chicago trip here: