Politics & Government

Obama in Tampa on Thursday for $20,000-a-person fundraiser

President Obama will be in Tampa tonight for a private fundraiser at a home in South Tampa.

The party is being described as a "small, intimate event" with about 50 people. Tickets were going for $20,000 each.

On Wednesday, a party tent was visible in the backyard and trucks were dropping off supplies at the house all day.

Neighbors said they are expecting a lot of activity.

"I think it will be a little bit crazy," said John Skemp. "I don't think it will be like we saw at the convention but it will be neat to see Secret Service out here and hopefully the motorcade comes strolling along."

There will be a special performance by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of the group Pearl Jam and the menu is being prepared by Chef Tyler Florence of The Food Network.

Thursday's event is expected to be the last private fundraiser the President attends in this area before the election but the campaign says more public campaign events are likely.

President Obama's schedule has him in Tampa for about 2.5 hours Thursday night.

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