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US $355,000 is priciest ticket to Obama appearance in Silicon Valley

02:00  14 november  2019
02:00  14 november  2019 Source:   sfgate.com

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Obama will appear for a conversation with DNC Chair Tom Perez on Nov. The Los Altos Town Crier posted the invite: Ticket prices range from , 000 for the opportunity to attend with no photo to $ 355 , 000 for a VIP reception, "access to the National Finance Committee Benefits" and a "premium

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is coming to town next week for a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee's Unity Fund. But if you want to attend, you'll need at least $10,000 to get in the door and $35,000 to take a photo with Obama.

Obama will appear for a conversation with DNC Chair Tom Perez on Nov. 21 at the Los Altos home of Democratic donor Karla Jurvetson.

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The Los Altos Town Crier posted the invite: Ticket prices range from $10,000 for the opportunity to attend with no photo to $355,000 for a VIP reception, "access to the National Finance Committee Benefits" and a "premium package" for the 2020 Democratic Convention in Milwaukee. The $35,000 "champion" level includes a photo as well as the Finance Committee perk. (See images of the invite in the gallery above.)

Jurvetson is among the top political donors in the country and  volunteered for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Obama announced the Unity Fund in May 2019 to support the party's eventual nominee for president in the 2020 election, according to CNN.

"The Democratic Unity Fund is a promise that whoever earns our nomination, he or she will have a strong, united, and well-organized DNC ready to spring into action the moment the general election starts — a DNC that's ready to lift us all to victory in November," Obama wrote in an email presenting the fund.

Amy Graff is a digital editor for SFGATE. Email her at agraff@sfgate.com.

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