Obama Joining Nancy Pelosi And Rahm Emanuel For Dem Fundraiser In Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is flying home to Chicago to give a boost to Democrats hoping to take back the House in 2014.

Obama will headline a fundraiser Wednesday for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of two longtime supporters. Tickets start at $10,000 per person and go up to $32,400 per couple.

Obama will also be joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a reception costing $1,000 per person.

Democrats need to gain 17 seats to gain the majority.

First lady Michelle Obama is also raising Democratic cash at two New York fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee, including the DNC’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender gala featuring NBA veteran Jason Collins.

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