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Obama 'The Wire' Fundraiser Planned With Stars Of Hit HBO Television Show

07/23/2012 12:20 pm ET | Updated Jul 23, 2012

The Obama Victory Fund is holding a fundraiser with the cast of HBO's "The Wire" in Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 15, according to an invitation obtained by the Sunlight Foundation. Tickets cost $500 or $2,500 for hosts.

President Barack Obama is not slated to attend, however, even though he has said that he is especially fond of the show and that Omar Little, who robs drug dealers, is his favorite character. He clarified his remarks in a 2008 interview with the Las Vegas Sun, "That’s not an endorsement. He’s not my favorite person, but he’s a fascinating character." He repeated to Bill Simmons this past March that Omar was the best character.

It was not immediately clear whether the campaign would adopt Omar's famous line, "If you come at the king, you best not miss," as a reelection slogan.

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