President Obama’s final fundraiser of this evening too him to Manhattan’s 40/40 Club, a $40,000 per person event that drew about 100 donors.
Undoubtedly, a draw was the presence of co-hosts Jay-Z and Beyonce, who said very little in introducing Obama, according to a pool report.
But referring to them as “J” and “B,” Obama thanked them for their “friendship,” and told the crowd, “Michelle, Sasha and Malia are mad at me because they aren’t here.”
He said the couple has been generous to his children. “Beyonce
could not be a better role model for my girls.”
He said he and Jay-Z have a lot of common. “We both have daughters and
our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we’ve got a
little bond there. It’s hard but it’s okay.”
Obama echoed many of his campaign themes, and warned supporters not to get “complacent.”
“We’ve made history in the past and we’re going to make history in the
next seven weeks.”
A kindergarten teacher from Pennsylvania, Ericka Dungee, was the winner of an online contest in which entrants won tickets to the fundraiser.