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Obama: Want an Inaugural Ticket? Donate Now!

Barack Obama famously used the internet to raise money for his campaign and he's been keeping up the tally for his inauguration, already raising more than $27 million. Today comes another email message asking for donations of at least $5...

By David A Nakamura | January 8, 2009; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Raises $27 Million for Inaugural

The Associated Press reports today that the candidate who dynamited fundraising records during the election is still going strong as president elect: The inaugural committee has raised at least $27 million, donor information on its Web site Tuesday showed. Most...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 6, 2009; 02:38 PM ET | Comments (1)

It's Official: Rihanna to Perform at Charity Inaugural Ball

Pop superstar Rihanna will be performing in Washington on inauguration day. Feeding America and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming up for a joint inaugural ball for charity and announced today that the "Umbrella"-singer will be the headliner....

By David A Nakamura | December 19, 2008; 03:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

Sure Way to Get Inauguration Tix? Donate $50,000

On Friday, we broke the news that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's effort to make it illegal to sell inauguration tickets hit a roadblock when she was unable to gain unanimous consent for her legislation in the Senate. She says she'll reintroduce...

By David A Nakamura | December 15, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

PIC Makes Donors Public

The public can easily access contributions of $200 or more to the Presidential Inaugural Committee with the click of a mouse at www.pic2009.org/donors. So far, contributors appear to be going for the maximum of $50,000, the PIC announced today. In...

By Marcia Davis | December 12, 2008; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Campaign's Heavy Hitters Give to Transition

CORRECTION: This previous version of this post incorrectly stated what the fundraising was paying for. The money helps pay for transition costs, augmenting $8.5 million in taxpayer funds that are provided. President-elect Obama's transition team today released its first batch...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 1, 2008; 03:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Celeb Bash Chases Untapped Lobbyist Cash

The Creative Coalition's ball is pricy for those wanting to attend -- and pricier for sponsors, says The Sleuth. Luckily there's a big, untapped pool of potential donors: The dismal economy isn't stopping the Creative Coalition from throwing one of...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 1, 2008; 01:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Presidential Inaugural Committee Sets $50,000 Donation Limit

The Presidential Inaugural Committee today announced that it has set a limit of $50,000 per donor as it formally launches its fundraising effort, far lower than past amounts as high as $250,000. The Committee will not accept contributions from corporations,...

By David A Nakamura | November 25, 2008; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

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