Obama Goes Fundraising as He Turns 50

World | August 4, 2011, Thursday // 12:34|  views

Obama speaks at the Aragon Ballroom, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, in Chicago, in Chicago, at a fundraiser on the eve of his 50th birthday. Photo by Newsday

US President Barack Obama is attended two re-election campaign fund-raising events on the eve of his 50th birthday.

Obama visited his hometown of Chicago for a celebrity-studded bash and sought to recapture the energy of his last presidential campaign.

During the first event, a group from North Carolina sang ''Happy Birthday''. Celebrations included performances from Jennifer Hudson, Herbie Hancock and OK Go.

Obama supporters and field organizers held more than 1,100 birthday-themed house parties across the country

"I'm going to get advice from some around the table about how to handle this milestone," Obama joked before reporters, as cited by USA Today.

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