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Obama Fundraising For 2012 During Primary Night

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is spending an evening with high-end donors, raising big money for his re-election campaign as his GOP opponents battle in Florida's primary.

Obama is attending two small fundraisers Tuesday evening, each with tickets priced at $35,800 each, with proceeds going to his campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The president is speaking to around 50 people at the swanky St. Regis Hotel in Washington and then to a group of nearly 70 at a private home in Chevy Chase, Md.

The events are to get under way as polls close in Florida, where Mitt Romney is hoping for a strong showing in his bid to become the GOP nominee against Obama in November.


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