Barack Obama will continue on the fundraising trail next week, where he will try to roll in the dough alongside Grammy-winning artist and "The Voice" host Cee Lo Green.
According to Party Time, the Sunlight Foundation's database of congressional and presidential fundraisers, Obama will spend next Friday with the hip-hop star at an up to $10,000-a-head fundraiser in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios. [Four Candidates Still Vie for GOP Nod.]
The African American Leadership Council, a DNC group, is planning the affair.
The $10,000 asking price includes a "photo line," while $2,500 gets guests into a VIP reception. General Admission tickets start at $500, but a limited number of $250 tickets were made available to young donors. A campaign official reports that 1,000 guests are expected to attend. [See pictures of the 2012 GOP candidates.]
Musical guests are nothing new to Obama fundraisers. Performers like the Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles have all serenaded the president and his fundraising guests.
The Obama campaign has kicked their fundraising efforts into high gear this election season in preparation for what they believe will be a costly general election battle in 2012. Obama has held more fundraisers than any other incumbent president since Jimmy Carter. [See pictures of Super Tuesday voters heading to the polls.]
"We know when they finally do get a nominee, whenever that is, that it'll be a tough race. We know that there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars of Super PAC money, matched against us— or that will be matched against us," David Axelrod told reporters in a conference call Wednesday.
The Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit focused on government transparency, reports that Perry has already donated $35,000 to Obama and the Democratic National Committee throughout the years, but could contribute up to $35,800 to the Obama campaign this year alone. FEC reports do not show Green, however, having ever made any donations to the Obama campaign.