President Obama will helicopter in on to Monday with hopes of raising millions of dollars for his presidential campaign, according to a report on Courant.com.
The President will attend a fundraiser reception at the Stamford Marriott at 6 p.m. before heading back to Westport for a gathering where about 50 people are expected to attend. At the $500-a-plate event in Stamford, guests contributing $10,000 were permitted a photo op with the president. In Westport, admission is $35,800 a person.
"The Dark Knight Rises" actress Anne Hathaway and "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin will co-host the event at Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's 8,900 square-foot home. Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Joanne Woodward, the widow of Paul Newman, are also expected to be in attendance at Weinstein's 26 Beachside Ave. estate.
The six bedroom, seven bathroom (three half bathroom) colonial mansion sits on 2.33 acres located next to Westport's Burying Hill Beach and across the street from . The home was built in 1909, but Weinstein did not come into ownership of the property until 1994, when he paid $4.2 million for the spead, according to Courant.com's Property Line. Weinstein reportedly owns the neighboring property at 28 Beachside Ave. The value of the entire estate is $15.5 million.
The White House has reserved Sherwood Island State Park in order for Obama to have a quick and convenient entrance to, and exit from Fairfield County. The state beach will be closed for the entire day.
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