Tonight, when he steps into the Los Angeles home of George Clooney, President Barack Obama will be seeing green. From this single fundraiser, according to CBS DC, Obama will collect more than likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney has been able to collect in his best month of fundraising.
The timing for the president couldn’t be better—Hollywood is home to some of the most high-profile backers of same sex marriage in the country—a day after Obama came out in support of gay marriage.
The fundraiser is expected to raise close to $15 million, according to CBS DC.
Nearly two-thirds of the money raised for the event will be from people who won’t attend. The Obama campaign cleverly created an online raffle that gave the public an opportunity to win two tickets to the fundraiser.
The fundraiser comes a day after President Obama took a stance in favor of gay marriage, making him the first sitting president to ever do so.
“I have hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought that civil unions would be sufficient,” Obama said in the interview. “But now it is important for me personally to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
Romney quickly reiterated his stance against same-sex marriage. “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said while campaigning in Oklahoma.