The Democratic National Committee announced today that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid next month.
Cuomo has kept his distance from the president a bid since assuming office on the first of the year, leading some to speculate that he was hoping the president would lose in order to boost his own prospects for 2016.
The fundraiser, tied to Obama’s 50th birthday, should put the lie to that.
It is being co-hosted with Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century, a local Democratic club, and Patrick Gaspard, the former 1199 political operative now serving as head of the DNC.
The party is at the Beekman Beer Garden, and tickets range from $44, for the younger sort and go up to $1,000.
Full invite below from DL21C below:
On August 3, join DL21C’ers and Democrats across the city
for a summer party and tribute honoring President Obama’s 50th Birthday!
with very special guests
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Patrick Gaspard, DNC Executive Director (and New Yorker!)
Wednesday, August 3
Tickets are extremely limited so reserve your spot here:
$44 General Admission
$250 VIP – Open Bar and reserved seating
$1000 VIP- Open Bar, reserved seating and Pre-reception with Special Guests
This is a great opportunity to both celebrate our President and our Governor, who’s had an incredible, history-making first year in office.
Your contribution will provide crucial support to President Obama for his re-election effort!
See you on the 3rd!
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