First Lady Visits Denver For Fundraiser
DENVER (CBS4)– First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Denver Saturday for a fundraiser for the president’s re-election campaign.
Mrs. Obama’s visit is part of the Obama Victory Fund 2012. She was scheduled to make an appearance at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.
Before the fundraising event, Mrs. Obama met with some of those who were wounded in the recent shooting and those who treated them at the Medical Center of Aurora.
She thanked about 30 doctors, nurses and staff who attended some of the 58 people wounded in last month’s attack during a showing of the latest Batman movie at the Century 16 Theaters in Aurora.
Twelve people died in the attack and 58 others were wounded.
Tickets range from $1,500 per person for “premium section” to $5,000 per couple to join the “Colorado Leadership Circle” and up to $15,000 per couple event hosts.
Mrs. Obama visited Colorado in June to meet with campaign volunteers. Her visit follows two days of campaign stops by President Obama.
The First Lady is teaming up with Helen Thorpe, wife of Gov. John Hickenlooper.