By MAGGIE HABERMAN
President Barack Obama is coming to New York City later this month to raise big bucks at a DNC fundraiser and hold a “thank-you” reception planned in Harlem, an important base of support for the president as the 2012 campaign takes off.
According to two invitations obtained by POLITICO, Obama will hold a small, six-table, high-dollar fundraiser at the Red Rooster Restaurant on Lenox Avenue. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Marcus Samuelsson, who prepared the first White House state dinner in 2009.
The donation for the dinner is $30,800 a head, with funds going to the Democratic National Committee.
Later that evening, the president will attend what’s being billed as an an invitation-only, “Thank You Reception with President Obama,” at the Studio Museum on 125th Street. The DNC isn’t planning to solicit donations for that event.
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