President Obama taps Northwest Philadelphia for his re-election effort

President Obama arrived at the West Mt. Airy home of David L. Cohen just after 6 p.m. Thursday night. About 50 local residents turned out to watch the motorcade arrive at Allens Lane and Huron Lane. Most said they were thrilled by the sight of the Presidential motorcade in their neighborhood

The funds raised will be split 50/50 between Obama’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, if you donated $50,000 you could sit closer to the President.


Why David L. Cohen’s house?

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Cohen is one of Pennsylvania’s powerhouse Democratic fundraisers. He raised $6.1 million for Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign. Cohen is also well connected:

-Former Chief of Staff to Mayor Ed Rendell

-Former Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

-Former Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

-Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania

-Board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

-Member of the Executive Committee of Penn Medicine

-Executive Vice President at Comcast Corporation


Where else was the President?

President Obama also gave a speech at a fundraising event held earlier in the afternoon at the Hyatt Hotel at the Bellevue in Center City. (Read full story)

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