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Michelle Obama to Donors: 'Keep Writin' Those Checks'

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:29 PM

By Dan Weil

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First lady Michelle Obama is beseeching donors to contribute to the Democratic cause, hitting two Manhattan fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee Wednesday night in a bid to loosen some purse strings.

"We need you to keep on writin' those checks!" she said, according to a pool report of one of the events, The Hill reports.

"And if you haven't maxed out, you know what's my motto — max out! Let's say it again, max out! And if you've maxed out, get your friends to give and max out! It sounds kind of baller too, maxing out!"

Baller refers to athletes, such as basketball players.

One fundraiser was held at the Park Avenue residence of clothing designer Tory Burch. About 100 people forked out $5,000 to $25,000 for that shindig. Then there was the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Gala, where about 350 people doled out $32,400 a head.

Attendees included actress Julianne Moore, designer Vera Wang, and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

"Now that the excitement that comes with the presidential campaign has faded, it is so tempting to turn off that TV and wait another four years to re-engage," Obama said. "But make no mistake about it. While we are tuning out, let me tell you, other folks are tuning in."

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