George Clooney gets starring role in Obama fundraiser
George Clooney, left, and Stacy Keibler arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP / Matt Sayles)
Published Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:23PM EDT
WASHINGTON - George Clooney has a starring role in a new Obama campaign sweepstakes.
The actor is holding a high-end fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his Los Angeles home next month and the president's re-election campaign is offering supporters a chance to join Obama and Clooney at the event.
Deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot says in an email that Clooney is saving seats at the May 10 fundraiser for two supporters and their guests. The campaign is seeking donations of at least $3 for the contest, similar to past sweepstakes offering donors a chance to have dinner with Obama.
Clooney recently met with Obama at the White House to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Sudan and South Sudan.