Clooney To Hold High-End Obama Fundraiser

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Actor George Clooney listens to a reporter's question after meeting with Sen. Richard Lugar on Sudan on Capitol Hill October 12, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Earlier in the day Clooney met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Actor George Clooney listens to a reporter’s question after meeting with Sen. Richard Lugar on Sudan on Capitol Hill October 12, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Earlier in the day Clooney met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — George Clooney has a starring role in a new Obama campaign sweepstakes by holding a high-end fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his Los Angeles home next month.

The president’s re-election campaign is offering supporters a chance to join President Obama and Clooney, a recent Oscar-winning actor, at the event.

Deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot says in an email that Clooney is saving seats at the May 10 fundraiser for two supporters and their guests.

The campaign is seeking donations of at least $3 for the contest, similar to past sweepstakes offering donors a chance to have dinner with Obama.

Clooney recently met with Obama at the White House to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Sudan and South Sudan.

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