- Last Updated: 6:52 AM, May 5, 2012
- Posted: 1:01 AM, May 5, 2012
WASHINGTON — George Clooney is proving just as good at raking in campaign cash as he was at cracking casino safes in “Ocean’s Eleven.”
President Obama has sold out his blockbuster May 10 fund-raiser at the movie star’s home — putting the campaign on track to haul in at least $6 million from $40,000 tickets to the event, a campaign source said.
But the fund-raiser could double that take through an online sweepstakes that will pick one donor, asked to pay as little as $3, to get a chance to win two tickets to the bash at Clooney’s home in Studio, City, Calif. The campaign reportedly has hauled in $6 million from the sweepstakes alone.
Meanwhile, Karl Rove’s Crossroads super PAC has been mocking Obama for going Hollywood. “After four years of a celebrity president, is your life any better?” its ads ask.