President Obama's fundraiser at George Clooney's Studio City home could very well snarl rush hour traffic on Thursday --- but hasn't L.A. gotten used to this?
The event, expected to draw about 150 donors, at a ticket price of $40,000, is expected to shatter fundraising records if included are the returns from an online contest to win tickets to the dinner. Sources say that the dinner is expected to raise about $6 million, and the contest could raise that same amount.
Via LAObserved is this CBS News video of Clooney touring his home in Fryman Canyon, part of an interview he gave earlier this year for a revival of "Person to Person."
One other thing: This will be Obama's first fundraiser in the San Fernando Valley this cycle, but Mitt Romney actually beat him to the region when it comes to holding a campaign event. Last summer, Romney had a press conference at a decaying Valley Plaza strip center to make the point that the economy had failed to revive once vibrant areas.