GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Two fund-raisers in Greenwich, Connecticut, brought in at least 750-thousand-dollars for Barack Obama's Democratic presidential campaign over the weekend.
About 300 people turned out Saturday for a reception at the waterfront home of hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones the Second. Billionaire investor George Soros and celebrity Tyra Banks were among the attendees at the 23-hundred-dollar-per-person fund-raiser.
Former New York Knicks player Allan Houston hosted another event for Obama later that day at his Greenwich home that drew about 150 people, who paid between one-thousand and 23-hundred dollars.
Obama gave a speech at Houston's home on needed improvements to education and social justice. He also criticized the war in Iraq.