President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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President Obama will be in Atlanta next month to fundraise for Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

President Barack Obama broke the ice earlier this month and campaigned with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in North Carolina. Now he’ll be coming to Atlanta to help her raise money.

The President will be the special guest at a fundraiser held at the home of business executive Andy Prozes, the former CEO of LexisNexis Group, and Laura Heery, an architect and strategist, on August 1, per an invitation obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A donation of $33,400 to the Clinton campaign gets you through the door and a “photo opportunity.” Got $100,000 to spare? That buys you and your spouse the title of co-chair.

Coming four days after the Democratic convention wraps up in Philadelphia, the event will be the first time Obama uses his star power to fundraise for Clinton this cycle.

Atlanta’s status as the business hub of the Southeast has long made it a popular fundraising destination for presidential candidates, as we noted last month when Donald Trump came to town to make some new friends. 

Georgia hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since Bill Clinton in 1992, but the party says it’s confident that changing demographics and Trump at the top of the Republican ticket will work in its favor this year. Indeed, Georgia Democrats have caught up with the GOP in one key respect, as we reported earlier this week: money.

Clinton sailed to victory in Georgia’s March 1 presidential preference primary with more than 71 percent of the Democratic vote.


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