R. Bruce Thompson II a delegate from Raleigh, paid so much to attend the Tuesday fundraiser that he didn’t want give the figure because his wife didn't know how much it cost him.
(Hint to Mrs. Thompson: It was at a 'sponsorship' level, and more than $50.)
Hagan, who is running for U.S. Senate, and Perdue, who is running for governor, is on the group’s list of “rising stars.”
“It’s kind of nice to be from North Carolina when they’re talking about all these North Carolinians,” said Thompson, who is attending his first convention as a delegate.
More after the jump.
The Hagan and Perdue references were just a side benefit for Thompson. The highlights were appearances by Sen. Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, he said.
Thompson, a Clinton delegate, was looking forward his double-dose of Hillary. Soon after the fundraiser, he headed to the Pepsi Center where Clinton was the big name on the speakers' list.
Getting to hear them at the fundraiser made it worth the cost, he said.
“It’s pretty priceless to have an opportunity to get to see Michelle Obama the second time in 24 hours and hear Hillary Clinton speak,” he said.
There was also a tribute to U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a prominent Clinton supporter from Ohio who died last week after suffering a brain aneurysm.
“Michelle Obama had a lot of nice things to say about her,” Thompson said. “I thought this was just an opportunity for a lot of healing and a lot of unity.”