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George Clooney to Hold Bash for Obama

Thursday, 07 Aug 2008 08:05 AM

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George Clooney will host a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Switzerland next month.

Slated for the evening of September 2 in Geneva, Switzerland, the event will feature a reception and a dinner. According to Obama’s National Finance Committee, tickets for the reception where Clooney will speak are going for $1,000. The talk will be followed by a dinner costing attentees $10,000 a plate.

In February Clooney told CNN he was remiss to campaign for the presumptive Democratic nominee, calling it a ‘slippery slope.’

“I feel that at times you can harm the person that you are trying to help,” Clooney told CNN’s Kiran Chetry in reference to campaigning for Obama. “I don’t want to damage anybody.”

Despite such reservations, the actor endorsed Obama early last year -- calling him a ‘rock star.’

Clooney compared the candidate to John and Robert Kennedy, saying, “Few people in my lifetime, that I’ve heard speak made me want to get up and do something,” but cautioned, “I don’t want to hurt him by saying that.”

With the Clloney bash being held overseas, the campaign noted only U.S. citizens with a passport will be allowed to contribute to the campaign.

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