The president’s up in the polls following the parties’ nominating conventions.
The pollsters call that a post-convention “bounce.”
The president also is up lately in fundraising, narrowly surpassing Republican Mitt Romney in August, according to the campaigns of both — $114 million raised by Obama and party allies, $111.6 million by Romney and allies.
So President Barack Obama’s campaign is attempting to ride that wave with a continuing fundraising pitch.
With his post-convention Beyonce.
“I usually don’t email you — but I have an amazing invitation I have to share,” the pop singer says in an e-mail to Obama’s list of supporters today. “Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!”
That’s a $40,000 per-plate event for the big donors, on Tuesday, with the pop couple Beyonce and Jay-Z starring at a fundraiser at the rapster’s 40/40 club in New York City.
Forty percent of Obama’s fundraising comes from small-money pitches like this.
“I’ve had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times — and believe me — it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss,” Beyonce writes, noting that there’s no need to worry about the airfare and hotel — all covered (though the winners will get a tax statement for reporting that campaign gift).
“Can’t wait to meet you!