*President Barack Obama won’t be coming to Los Angeles after all for the DNC fundraiser that was originally scheduled for September 9. But his wife will.
First Lady Michelle Obama will pinch hit for the president at the event now set for Oct. 11 at the LA home of “Everybody Love Raymond” creator Philip Rosenthal, according to an email the DNC sent out Friday.
Announced on August 27, the September fundraiser was first set for the home of “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman. However, due to the possibility of military action against Syria and a now postponed vote in Congress, Obama’s trip was taken off the calendar on Sept. 5.
With tickets ranging from $1,250 to $32,400, the Oct. 11 fundraiser will be a one-hour event with a photo op for the lower ticket buyers and a smaller Q&A gathering for the top tier paying donors, just like the President’s event was supposed to be.
Largely absent from midterm fundraisers this cycle, the First Lady is back on the trail and will be heading up to San Francisco for another event on October 13.