Connecticut can now add President Barack Obama to the carousel of Democratic standard-bearers to visit the battleground state in the build-up to the midterm elections.
Preceded by Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton, Obama will be in the Nutmeg State for an Oct. 7 fundraiser in Greenwich, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned.
Contrary to the reason for Biden and Clinton’s visits in August and September, the 44th president is not coming here at the behest of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is in a tough re-election battle against Republican Tom Foley.
Obama is headlining a $10,000-per-person and up fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a person familiar with the planning of the event told Hearst on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to share details.
The private audience with president is expected to take place at the Conyers Farm estate of Democratic power couple Richard and Ellen Schapps Richman, who hosted a $30,000-a-plate supper for Obama at their mansion in 2010 that was attended by Ron Howard, “Doonesbury” comic strip creator Garry Trudeau and Trudeau’s news anchor wife, Jane Pauley.