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Price to Attend Obama's Birthday Party in Chicago: $30K




    President Barack Obama will be celebrating his birthday in Chicago this year, but if you want to wish him well it'll cost you $30,000.

    Obama will be in Chicago August 5th to headline a fundraiser for former basketball buddy and U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, who has raised less than half that of his opponent, Mark Kirk.

    The day before, however, Obama will be having a b-day fete at the home of real estate mogul Neil Bluhm, according to gossip columnist Michael Sneed. Obama turns 49 on August 4th.

    Wrangling an invite to the party requires a $30,000 donation to the Democratic National Committee.