George Clooney raised almost $15 million for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign at the actor’s Los Angeles home in May. For his second act, Clooney is set to arrive Monday in Geneva, a center for international organizations, governance and business.
Organizers expect to pull in a more modest amount of about $500,000 from U.S. donors for Obama’s campaign, with many flying in to Geneva from around the world.
Americans Abroad for Obama, the event’s sponsor, says on its Web site that guests are paying $15,000 per person to dine with Clooney, $5,000 for a photo with him and $1,000 to attend a reception before the dinner. About 30 people are attending the dinner, with at least 100 at the reception.
The Center for Responsive Politics reported recently on all the money President Obama and Mitt Romney have received from Americans abroad.