When all the receitpts are counted, organizers are hoping they’ll have $2.5 million from Tuesday night’s Philadelphia fund-raiser that used the commander-in-chief as fundraiser-in-chief.
President Obama was the drawing card for the event designed to raise money for Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter‘s 2010 campaign and other Senate Democrats.
Specter, who changed parties this spring, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are splitting the proceeds.
“Arlen is not someone who came to Washington to fight for a particular ideology. He came to fight for the working men and women of Pennsylvania. And he has a long and successful record of doing just that,” Obama said, according to a transcript that was released by the White House press office.