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Obama Fundraiser Set for Chapel Hill

Democratic presidential candidate will be stumping on the home turf of rival John Edwards next week.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will be stumping on the home turf of rival Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards next week.

Obama, of Illinois, has scheduled a June 14 fundraiser in Chapel Hill, where Edwards, a former U.S. senator, now lives.

A $1,000-a-ticket reception is being hosted by Steve Lerner, a public relations and marketing executive who previously supported Virginia Gov. Mark Warner's presidential bid. Other hosts of the reception include Ken Eudy, chief executive of public relations firm Capital Strategies; jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis; and SAS co-founder John Sall.

In addition to the general reception, a more exclusive reception is open to people for $2,300 a ticket.

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