Despite the news that some prominent hedge fund managers are abandoning him, President Barack Obama is not giving up on Wall Street fundraising.
Tonight he is hitting the town hard—and hitting up Wall Street hard as well. He is in New York for a bunch of fund raisers that begin at the home of former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. About 60 people are expected to attend, including many prominent Wall Street figures. Each has ponied up $35,800 for the privilege.
Afterwards, Obama will head to a second dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.
This one will have about 340 people, according to the Wall Street Journal. Each of them will also be expected to contribute $35,800 to Democratic campaign coffers.
So who is the biggest name showing up at tonight's events? We hear that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon may be at the Corzine shindig. JPMorgan couldn't be reached to confirm the story. There are also whispers that Lloyd Blankfein and a few other top Goldman executives might make an appearance at Corzine's. (Corzine was once the CEO of Goldman.)
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