Spike Lee Throws Fundraiser For President Obama

The filmmaker works toward President’s re-election.

Posted: 01/05/2012 11:00 AM EST
Spike Lee Holds Fundraiser for President Obama

Spike Lee is looking to raise some big bucks for President Obama’s run for re-election.

 

On January 19, the iconic filmmaker will host a $38,000-per-ticket fundraiser for Obama in his Upper East Side brownstone in New York City. Couples will be charged $71,600.

 

On the President getting re-elected, Lee told the Hollywood Reporter last summer that it’s "going to be tough. It’s going to be a fight."

 

While Lee has been as much a critic of Obama as he is a supporter, the auteur is looking to put his Hollywood weight behind the President staying in office.

 

For a recap of moments where stars and politics collide, check out the best political moments from celebrities in 2011.

 

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