SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Michelle Obama is heading to western Massachusetts to raise money for President Obama's reelection campaign, including a $20,000-a-seat dinner with Gov. Deval Patrick.
The first lady begins her tour Friday with a $1,000-a-seat luncheon at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield at 12:30 p.m. followed by an afternoon fundraising reception at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield featuring singer James Taylor, with tickets starting at $150.
Later in the evening, Michelle Obama will attend a campaign roundtable and dinner at the Richmond home of Gov. Patrick and his wife Diane.
Tickets for the dinner begin at $20,000.
All money raised at the event will go to the Obama Victory Fund - a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.