Harlem, New York– President Obama held a fundraiser last night at a recently opened Harlem neighborhood restaurant, Red Rooster; raising 1.5 million for the Democratic National Committee, and drawing crowds of many neighborhood supporters who hoped to catch a glimpse of the first African-American President.
Among the 50 attendees of the $30,800-a-plate fundraiser, Charles Rangel was in attendance to support Obama’s “unofficial kickoff party” for the 2012 presidential season. After receiving a standing ovation, the President joked, “You guys applauding for the corn bread?”.
The President then discussed the Japan earthquake and the U.S. military action in Libya.
President Barack Obama