President Barack Obama will visit Texas for a few fundraisers Tuesday including one in Austin hosted by the LGBT Leadership Council.
The only Texas stop on the Obama Victory Tour 2012, Obama will be in Austin briefly at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a meet and greet at the Austin Music Hall. Musical guest Jerry Jeff Walker will perform and guests can take photos with Obama for $5,000 for individuals and $7,500 for couples.
Before Obama rolls into Austin, he will attend an event in Washington, D.C., as well as two fundraisers in San Antonio, one at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center with an estimated 1,000 in attendance. The other fundraiser will be hosted by lawyer Mikal Watts.
Jeff Strater of Dallas told Instant Tea that several members of Dallas’ LGBT community plan on attending the Austin event and have raised about $50,000 for the event so far.
The events are expected to garner around $2 million for the campaign, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
Tickets for the Austin event start at $250 and can be purchased here. Pre-registration can be done until 2 p.m. Monday at Travis County Coordinated Campaign, at 2406 Manor Road in Austin. Those who pre-register can avoid registration Tuesday and proceed through security.
Before leaving Texas, Obama will attend a private fundraiser in Austin hosted by former Dell Inc. finance chief Tom Meredith.
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