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Obama's inaugural party fundraising passing $27 million

January 7, 2009 |  1:14 pm

Gee, Barack Obama and huge gobs of money. That's something we hadn't thought about for two or three minutes.Yoda the maker of much money for George Lucas is

Word just in that with still almost two weeks to go before the historic Jan. 20 inauguration, the private fundraising for the Obamas' mega-party has already passed $27 million, or better than a million bucks an hour for that day.

Nowhere near the $640 ga-million he raised for the recent campaign. But still not bad dough for an ex-community organizer in a few post-election weeks.

Individuals can chip in $50G each. And there's still time if you'd like to join the likes of George Soros, Halle Berry, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Oh, and Barbra Streisand. And some casino-running Indian tribes. Etc. Etc. And a generous donor the creator of "Star Wars" the movies George Lucas is.

Our blogging buddy Mark Silva, who's no doubt worth all that and more, has even more names and numbers over at the Swamp.

--Andrew Malcolm

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