Obama to Attend Owings Mills Fundraiser

President Barack Obama will stop by Owings Mills before his appearance in downtown Baltimore Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

President Barack Obama will attend a high-profile fundraiser lunch at the home of an Owings Mills developer Tuesday before an appearance in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Obama will visit the home of campaign donors Josh and Genine Fidler, owners of Chesapeake Realty Partners, one of the area's largest development firms, according to the Sun.

The Sun reports that guests will pay up to $50,000 to attend the lunch, a long cry from the donations ranging from $250 to $10,000 to gain entry to the event in Baltimore, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore at the Inner Harbor, according to WJZ-TV.

It's also more than the recent VIP fundraiser George Clooney held in Los Angeles, which cost guests $40,000 to attend and raised $15 million, according to the Huffington Post.

Records indicate that the Fidlers live on Greenspring Valley Road. The effect of the presidential visit on traffic is unknown.

Obama last visited the Baltimore suburbs in February 2011, the science and technology department at Parkville Middle School.

Read the full Sun story here. 

r lima June 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Oh, joy. Yawn...
Zoobie June 12, 2012 at 03:15 AM
The Weather Man is calling for some bad weather tomorrow, but it shouldn't bother One Term Dem's. Where does all of that Campaign Loot go when they LOOOOOOOOOOse???
ddbs00 June 12, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Someone please tell me again how Obama's is a grassroots organization.
Michelle S. June 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I don't see how this will help Foundry Row. Anyone willing to fill in the pieces for me?
Caring1 June 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM
President Obama is great. I support him and wish I could give a big contribution to his campaign.
donna June 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Such a waste of money.Why don't some of these people donate just a portion of this kind of money to the needs around them.
ddbs00 June 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Because that doesn't get them access and a return on their investment. It's good business to invest in politicians.
Buck Harmon June 12, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Sure, It's all an illusion at this point....no pieces required...
Buck Harmon June 12, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Which is why our economy is screwed to the hill...Hill..
Buck Harmon June 12, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Exactly...who is Obama anyway..?
Marc Shapiro (Editor) June 12, 2012 at 03:19 PM
This has no connection to Foundry Row.
Fran Acle June 12, 2012 at 04:40 PM
So why do Dems give Mitt Romney a hard time for his money? Success doesn't make you bad, it usually means that you're smart and work hard.
Paulette G. June 12, 2012 at 06:01 PM
We're supposed to care, why? How many lunches for the homeless could $50,000 buy? How many pairs of shoes could that much money buy for kids who need them? This is just another example of wasteful spending. The people who pay $50,000 to have lunch with the loser Obummer should learn to spend their money on better endeavors. I know, I know, people can waste their money on whatever they please.
Buck Harmon June 12, 2012 at 06:25 PM
What our Country REALLY needs is some serious campaign finance reform to get big corporations out of the "run our country business". Until this can somehow be achieved we will continue getting the screws by both parties. Our Country was not founded on greed and big money..
Trixie Leigh June 12, 2012 at 09:34 PM
After I found out that the owners of Chesapeake Realty gave tons of money away to politicians, I am really pissed! That wasn't all their money, that was OUR money! They not only own all of the townhouses in Reisterstown on Highfalcon, but Reisterstown Shopping center...at least they used to. But when they did own the shopping center, they used to triple the price of rent when it was time to renue the leases, there for that is how we lost the Village Theatre among one of the businesses. I can only imagine the rent increases on the townhomes they owned on Highfalcon. Those places had paper thin walls and cheap kitchen appliances.
Norma Bosley June 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM
So that's why there were police cars at every driveway and side road along Greenspring Valley. When I came through there to Craddock Lane, I was freaking out when I kept seeing police cars. My initial thought was "Is it safe to continue on this route?" Then I thought maybe there was a police funeral, however that would be a strange route to Dulaney Valley...I just hope that their services weren't needed elsewhere while they were sitting and waiting.
Zoobie June 13, 2012 at 09:21 AM
25% of Police work is watching and waiting. For this visit by OB, 110%. I wonder how many lost their day off.
SpencerShay June 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Fuck all of you ignorant, cousin-fucking, right-wing, fascist, knuckle-dragging, tea-bagger, Nazi assholes! I'm fucking sick of you! Rot in HELL! Go back to Europe, and take your fucking small-pox with you! I hope you all fucking DIE! Fuck that pathetic loser, Mitt Romney, too! Fuck off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
L Collette June 14, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I am not an Obama supporter by any means but the above comment by SpencerShay certainly has no place in this forum. Wow...angry someone.


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