Obama comes to Maine

Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Politics

Obama comes to Maine

President Obama arrives on Air Force One Friday afternoon.

by Gina Hamilton

PORTLAND — President Obama swept into the state for a reception and a fundraiser on Friday afternoon. But first, he spoke to supporters at the Jetport for about 10 minutes. 

The reception was moved from a smaller venue to Southern Maine Community College earlier in the month, when it became clear that demand for tickets was higher than anticipated. Cost per ticket for students was $44, with a ticket price of $100 for the general public. 

From SMCC, Obama went to the Portland Museum of Art for a $5,000-per-plate dinner fundraiser.  Approximately 130 supporters attended the fundraiser dinner. In attendance were U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and former Sen. George Mitchell.

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