Like so many other celebrities, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the next on the list to host a star-studded celebrity fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign. The event this evening will be held at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club where entry is $40,000.
While these events have drawn criticism from the Republicans and some Democratic they ensure that those who cannot afford the initial price tag are put into a lottery system. Beyoncé sent a mass email to all of President Obama’s supporters last weekend offering a chance to attend the fundraiser if they donated $9 by midnight. These are just some of the ways the campaign is trying to include everyone instead of the tactic of the deep-pocketed billionaire. August marked the first time Obama’s campaign outraised Romney’s campaign, with the average donation amounting to just $58.