3:23 pm Oct. 5, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama, on the hook to hug her husband after the next debate at Hofstra University in two weeks, will attend a fund-raising luncheon on Long Island the following day.
On October 17, the morning after President Obama and Mitt Romney share the stage for the second time at a town-hall style forum, the first lady will appear at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale.
Tickets start at the relatively modest price of $250 and go up to $10,000 to co-chair the event, which is being hosted by Jon Cooper, one of the president's biggest bundlers on Long Island.
The president posted a record-breaking $150 million haul in September, but October got off to a bad start, with Obama tanking in the debate, and Romney's big victory said to energize donors who might have been straying for Senate and House races.
Organizers no doubt hope that the mood on that morning will be better than it was yesterday.
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