CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte's host committee has recruited former President Bill Clinton to help raise the $36.6 million it will take to pay for the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Clinton to headline $25,000-per-couple DNC fundraiser
On June 14, Clinton will be the special guest at an intimate lunch in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tickets start at $25,000 per couple and go to $100,000, according to the invitation.
The event, sponsored by the Charlotte in 2012 host committee, will be held at the home of Cheryl and Haim Saban.
Haim Saban is a wealthy entertainment industry mogul who, according to a 2012 article in The New Yorker magazine, lives in a 23,000-square-foot French-style country manor house.
This morning, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte host committee will hold a news conference to unveil a stock car bearing the names of $5 donors from around the country.
The stock car is meant to show how convention organizers are relying more than in past years on grassroots financial support. But the $25,000-and-up fundraiser with Clinton in Beverly Hills shows there's also still a place in Democratic convention fundraising for wealthy givers.
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