Obama Inauguration Souvenir Sales Raised $2 Million

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Top 10 Ghetto Ways to Support Obama

President Barack Obama‘s inauguration fundraisers had no problem capitalizing on a hot market for keepsakes. Their sales of Obama souvenirs reaped $2 million for the inaugural committee.

When added to the $53 million in individual donations disclosed by the committee earlier this week, those sales boost total inaugural fundraising to about $55 million.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the inaugural committee is debt-free. He said the swearing-in celebrations cost about $50 million.

Inaugural fundraisers sold a wide range of items carrying Obama’s name and image. Mementos included clothing, jewelry, glassware, artwork and even decorated piggy banks, rulers and coasters.

Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush, raised $40 million to $42 million for each of his two inaugurations.

Top 10 Ghetto Ways to Support Obama

Top 10 Ghetto Ways to Support Obama

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