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Obama to NYC for Jay-Z, Beyonce Fundraiser

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    [​IMG]TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a whirlwind month consumed by swing state campaigning and the Democratic National Convention, President Obama heads back to New York City Tuesday for another round of star-studded fundraisers, this time featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z.

    The president will headline an intimate 100-person evening event at the rapper’s 40/40 Club near Madison Square Park in Chelsea, according to the Obama campaign.

    Tickets are $40,000 per person with proceeds benefitting the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account of the campaign and Democratic National Committee, a campaign official told ABC News.

    Earlier in the evening, Obama will headline a fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown, where 200 guests are expected at a ticket price of $12,500 per family.

    Both events are expected to raise north of $5.25 million combined for Obama and Democrats, based on figures provided by the campaign.

    Beyonce and Jay-Z have been public advocates for the president’s re-election, appearing at campaign fundraisers and in web videos supporting Obama. Both have plugged a second Obama term at concerts this summer.

    The president’s return to New York highlights just how financially important the state has been to his campaign. He has attended 19 fundraising events on nine visits to New York in 2012, making it his most-visited state of the election campaign.

    Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio



     
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    And don't forget to watch David Letterman tonight, Obama will be there!.
     
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    Photo credit: Getty Images | President Barack Obama and David Letterman speak during a break in the taping of the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. (Sept. 18, 2012)

    Rebuking Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Americans are not "victims" and that anyone seeking the presidency ought to be working for "everyone, not just some."
    Obama's remarks came after a secretly taped and newly released video of the Republican presidential nominee showed Romney describing "47 percent of the people" as Obama supporters who depend on government and believe they are victims.
    "My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some," Obama said in a taping of the "Late Show" with David Letterman.

    President Barack Obama appears on David Letterman, rebukes Mitt Romney's comments

     
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