It’s a shame James Baldwin isn’t here to add a new chapter to his nonfiction collection The Price of the Ticket. According to the Denver Post, Invesco Fieldâ€™s premier seats for Barack Obama’s big convention speech will be sold to top fundraisers for $1,000. The Obama campaign and the DNCC have advertised the change of venue from the Pepsi Center to Invesco as a way of â€œmaking room for grassroots supporters,â€ but it also turns out to be a handy way to supplement the campaign’s August coffers.
By how much? Mum’s the word: “[A} senior adviser to the campaign, Jenny Backus, said not all club-level seats will go to donors. Backus declined to say how many will be available to the public.” The Post quotes Backus on the donor package including the seats: “This is a very small number of seats.” But it’s a big package!
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