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Oprah Lends Obama a Hand

Multi-millionaire and public icon Oprah Winfrey held an exclusive and high-profile fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday, according to the New York Times. The event, which was held at Winfrey’s home in Santa Barbara, was invitation-only, and the ticket price was $2,300, within campaign donation limits.
Celebrity guests included Chris Rock, Cindy Crawford, Sidney Poitier, Dennis Haysbert and Stevie Wonder, who performed at the event, among others.
Cameras and recording devices were prohibited at the event, and guests, after being escorted in high-class vehicles, were put through security measures, according to the New York Times.
The event is expected to have raised $3 million for the Obama campaign.