Barack Obama is hoping his hometown of Chicago is still the City of Deep Pockets for him.
Barack Obama is hoping his hometown of Chicago is still the City of Deep Pockets for him After campaigning in Green Bay, Wis., Monday, the Democratic presidential nominee was scheduled to return to Chicago in the evening for two fundraising events. The first Chicago event, with minimum admission of $1,500, will be held at The Standard Club. The second fundraiser, at a downtown restaurant, is being hosted by Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (jeh-NOO’-lee-ehs) and has a $28,500 admission price. The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics says donors in the Chicago metropolitan area have already given Obama $17.5 million. AP ______ Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.