President Obama was greeted like a rock star during a speech at Prince Georges Community College in Largo, Maryland on March 15, 2012. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ATLANTA -- President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta Friday to attend fundraisers for his re-election campaign. Tyler Perry will host fundraisers at his home and at his movie studio in Southwest Atlanta. Grammy winner and Atlanta native Cee Lo Green is scheduled to perform at the studio fundraiser. A third fundraiser is planned at a businessman's Buckhead home.
General admission tickets to the Tyler Perry Studios event are $500. VIP tickets range from $2,500 to $10,000.
The cost to attend the dinner at Perry's home is $35,800 per guest.
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The president's visit is expected to affect traffic. The Secret Service keeps all routes secret, but it is anticipated that rolling roadblocks will take place Friday afternoon on Atlanta-area interstates, and that traffic will be affected near the fundraisers.
A spokesperson with the Georgia Department of Transportation said any rolling roadblocks should cause only short delays.
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)