Facing a tightening presidential race and onslaught of cash from pro-Republican outside groups, President Obama tonight got a boost from some of his loyal allies in the film and fashion industries with an exclusive multimillion dollar campaign fundraiser at the home of actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick.
A party of 50 donors, each paying $40,000 to attend, gathered around a long table just inside the entryway of Parker’s four-story brownstone in the West Village to dine with the president and First Lady Michelle Obama. Spotted at the table were actress Meryl Streep, producer Andy Cohen, designer Michael Kors, “Vogue” editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and actress Olivia Wilde. (Broderick was not in attendance; the president noted he “had a show to run off to.”)
President Obama, standing in close quarters with his guests and members of the press pool brought in to hear the remarks, spoke candidly about the challenges of the general election race underway.
“We’re going to have to fight for it because the American people are tired, they’ve gone through a very tough economy. They’re still having a tough time. And that’s why this election is going to be close,” Obama said.
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This song goes out to you Barry: