ATLANTA -- In the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday, Georgia has been flooded with Republican candidates. But the week after the primary election, the democratic candidate will make his own stop. It will be President Obama's first visit to metro Atlanta in 18 months.
The March 16th events range in price from $500 to $35,800 per person. The first is a 5 p.m. event called a Gala Celebration, sponsored by the African American Leadership Council and Tyler Perry. It will be at Perry's studios on Continental Colony Parkway. Five hundred dollars will get you general admission; $2,500 gets you the VIP treatment.
The other invite is to Tyler's Perry's home at 8 p.m. The exact address is revealed only after RSVP, will cost a hefty $35,800 a person, and includes a photo with President Obama. Organizers wouldn't confirm the address for 11Alive News, but there are three main possibilities.
Land records show Tyler Perry still owns the 6-bedroom Fairburn home Karyn Greer toured in 2009 even though it's been on the market for years. His current home on Paces Ferry might look familiar. In 2010, two young women were arrested after a failed burglary attempt. Another possibility is Perry's newest acquisition, the Dean Gardens. 11Alive News got a peek inside just before Perry bought it. The 8-bedroom, 58-acre estate offers plenty of privacy. It's also housed in John's Creek, Georgia's wealthiest city.
The Federal Election Commission shows north Fulton is the right stop for President Obama. He's already raised $1.2 million in Georgia for this campaign. The biggest chunk, more than half a million, comes from zip codes starting with 303. That includes parts of Atlanta, Dunwoody, and John's Creek.
Obama's Southeast communications director told 11Ailve News they do not release any details about the fundraiser, including what food will be served and who will be entertaining. She said the only details available are included in the invite. Click here to read it.
If you're willing to pay the price, you can attend. Both events are expected to sell out.