President Obama landed at LAX shortly after 1 this afternoon for a series of fundraisers that may mark his final blitz before the election.
He’s first going to a private residence for an event with about 12 supporters, what campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters was a “thank you event for a small group of donors,” although she declined to say who would be present. Former President Bill Clinton will be there as well.
This evening Obama will go to the Nokia Theater this evening for a fundraising concert, with more than 6,000 people expected. The tickets start at $250 per person, and entertainment includes Earth, Wind & Fire, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson. Also speaking: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and George Clooney.
Next Obama will attend a high dollar dinner for 150 guests at WP24, the Wolfgang Puck eatery at LA Live, with tickets at $25,000 per person.
Obama departs Los Angeles on Monday morning, but Clinton will raise money at the Pacific Palisades home of syndication mogul Michael King, with tickets starting at $1,000 per person.
Friday’s jobs numbers may have allieviated some concerns over Obama’s debate performance on Wednesday, but some bundlers are still wondering what exactly happened. “He just wasn’t there,” said one bundler. Another said that a silver lining of Mitt Romney’s debate win is that it has woken up supporters to the fact that it is likely to be a down-to-the-wire race, and that they shouldn’t be complacent.