President Obama’s fundraiser in Philadelphia Thursday night, hosted by a pair of business executives, is aiming to raise a million dollars for the the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to an email provided to The Huffington Post.
The event, which will take place at the home of Comcast executive vice president and major Democratic fundraiser David L. Cohen, is co-hosted by credit card and energy mogul Richard Vague. The fundraiser will feature Obama and Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.). Bennet is head of the DSCC; Pennsylvania does not have a Senate contest in 2014, but does have many wealthy donors.
Cohen served as chief of staff to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) when he was mayor of Philadelphia. Cohen and his wife were cited as having raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012.
Attendees of Thursday’s event who contribute $32,400 — the maximum amount an individual may contribute to the DSCC — are entitled to a VIP Chair’s reception, photo opportunity, dinner Q&A session with the president, and guest. Those that contribute $10,000 are entitled to the photo-op and dinner event, but must come stag. “If everyone on this email would either write or raise $10,000, we would easily be able to meet our goal of $1M and have a true impact on the programs that the DSCC works every day to implement in each of the targeted Senate races which obviously proved to be a winning strategy in the 2012 cycle (and in previous cycles),” the email from Cohen to guests reads. It was obtained by Philadelphia reporter and occasional HuffPost blogger Laura Goldman, who provided it to HuffPost.