Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder at political fundraiser in Tampa tmrw. Oh yeah, Barack Obama will be there, too.


Democrats with $20,000 to spare are invited to get up close and personal with President Barack Obama when he comes to Tampa today.

The Hillsborough County Democratic Party is hosting an evening reception with the president at the Tampa home of Lisa DeBartolo and husband Donn Miggs, with a special performance by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam. The exact address will be given out when guests RSVP.

DeBartolo is the executive vice president of DeBartolo Holdings LLC and the daughter of Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers.

The fundraiser isn’t cheap. According to the Hillsborough County Democratic Party, tickets are $20,000. This is expected be Obama’s last major fundraiser before the end of this financial reporting cycle so organizers are hoping for a big turnout.

Material from D’Ann White of Clearwater Patch was used in this report.



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