Sen. Obama attends fundraiser on Clinton's home turfPosted: Updated:
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama will wine and dine at a fundraiser in his behalf Friday ? right in his opponent?s home turf.A multi-million-dollar Scarsdale home sets the scene for a reception, where prominent political donors have paid $1,000 a plate to meet Obama. The senator is hoping to take some local support away from Sen. Hillary Clinton, of Chappaqua.
?I want to learn more about his positions and meet him up close and personal. I have an open mind and I'm looking forward to it,? said ticket holder Alan Lebowitz.
However, Westchester Democratic Chair Reginald Lafayette thinks the county will stay loyal to Clinton. ?I think she is solid in New York state and solid in Westchester,? Lafayette said.
Still, Obama?s visit was the talk of the town, especially since he has been placed under Secret Service protection, the earliest ever for a presidential candidate.
Obama raised $25 million for his campaign in the first three months of the year. Clinton's fundraising was ahead by $1 million.