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Obama rallies supporters at Boston events

3 fund-raisers add about $3m to election coffers

President Obama thanked Boston Monday for trading Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis to his Chicago White Sox, but he owed far more thanks to the supporters who donated thousands of dollars to see him at three Boston-area fund-raisers.

His campaign did not release the day’s total take, but multiplying the per-head minimums by attendees at the events indicated an amount upwards of $3 million.

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