Obama raises money for re-election bid

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Posted: Dec 07, 2011 9:11 PM
Obama raises money for re-election bid

President Barack Obama has met with a small number of donors at a Washington fundraiser to benefit his re-election bid.

Democratic Party officials say about 20 people attended the fundraiser at The Jefferson hotel in downtown Washington. Tickets cost $35,800 a person, with the money going to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account by the Democratic Party and Obama's re-election campaign.

The White House says the event was closed to the media because the president wasn't making formal remarks.

Obama has raised more than $150 million through the end of September for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee.