Politics

Obama heads to region Friday

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will touch down in Vermont and Maine on Friday afternoon for a series of fund-raisers for his reelection campaign.

His New England visits will begin with a private luncheon with approximately 100 supporters at the Sheraton Burlington in Burlington, Vt., where the president will give a speech. Ticket prices for the luncheon started at $7,500 per person.

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After lunch, Obama will speak at the University of Vermont, also in Burlington, to approximately 4,500 people. The event will include a musical performance by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

General admission tickets started at $100 per person, with student tickets available for $44. The event sold out quickly and had to be moved to a larger venue on campus, a campaign official said.

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Later in the day Obama will appear in Portland, Maine, at a reception drawing 1,800 people at Southern Maine Community College. That event, too, sold out at the same ticket prices as the University of Vermont fund-raiser.

The president will close out his day with a private dinner with 130 supporters at the Portland Museum of Art. Tickets for that start at $5,000 per person.

Tracy Jan can be reached at tjan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @GlobeTracyJan.
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