Monday, September 10, 2007

Oprah Winfrey raise $3 million funds for Barack Obama

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Oprah Winfreycelebrated her favorite candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, with 1,500 guests who either gave or raised $2,300, at her 42-acre highly guarded estate in the coastal enclave of Montecito, just south of Santa Barbara, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. The private gala fundraiser was attended by high-wattage stars that was expected to raise $3 million for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Among those present at the event featuring the two most famous Chicagoans in the world: actors Lou Gossett Jr.; Cicely Tyson; Forest Whitaker; Ellen Pompeo; Sidney Poitier; Linda Evans; Tyler Perry; Chris Rock; Hill Harper (who attended Harvard Law with Obama); music producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, football quarterback Rodney Peete; Winfrey beau Stedman Graham; radio personality Tom Joyner; sports legends Ernie Banks, Bill Russell and Dave Winfield; tennis great Jimmy Connors, and model Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber. [Quoted from SUN TIMES]

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