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Political Party Clooney Raises $15M for Obama Chris Pizzello / AP Photo

Clooney Raises $15M for Obama

It's believed to be the largest one-night campaign haul ever: $40,000 a plate, 150 people, and President Obama stayed a while and gave a speech. Obama pal George Clooney threw a backyard party at his Los Angeles house Thursday night for the president, raising $15 million for the campaign. "Obviously yesterday we made some news," Obama said to the applause one day after his historic endorsement of gay marriage. "But the truth is it was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be.” Wolfgang Puck cooked, and guests included Robert Downey Jr., Diane Von Furstenberg, and James Brolin.

May 11, 2012 7:24 AM