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Obama To Raise Big Bucks for Dems in Santa Monica June 7

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President Barack Obama at a White House briefing, April 30, 2013 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Guess who's coming to lunch(eon)? President Barack Obama will be back in the Los Angeles area June 7 for a series of fundraisers, including a big ticket gathering at the Santa Monica home of a Hollywood heavy-hitter.

The lunchtime event will be held at the residence of entertainment executive Peter Chernin, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Chernin "currently owns and runs Chernin Entertainment, which produces motion pictures and television programs, and The Chernin Group, which pursues strategic opportunities in media, technology and entertainment," elaborates Forbes. (So basically, he's a powerful, rich showbiz guy.)

Obama's visit is to raise money for the Democrats' midterm campaigns. He'll be asking folks to dig deep to attend the Chernin event, according to City News Service:

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The price is $16,200 for the luncheon and the opportunity to have a photo taken with Obama, and $32,400—the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee in a calendar year—to be a luncheon co-chair, which also allows the donor to attend what is described as a "special discussion" in addition to the luncheon and photo reception.

The June trip will mark Obama's 14th to the L.A. area since taking office. The last time he came to town he was hanging out on the other side of the hill, yukking it up on the couch with Jay Leno for a "Tonight Show" appearance just ahead of the November 2012 election.

Information about street closures and how the visit might otherwise impact traffic have not been discussed as of yet.