First lady expected at Providence fundraiser


First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to visit Providence next month to attend a fundraiser for the president’s re-election campaign.

Former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino Jr. says the first lady will be at the event he’s hosting at his home in the capital city’s East Side on Sept. 30.

Paolino says guests will be paying $1,000 to $38,500 apiece, and he expects hundreds of thousands of dollars to be raised for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election effort.

The president attended a fundraiser last year at another East Side home.

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