Obama campaign moves Emanuel New York fundraiser

July 14, 2011 - 8:14 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign has moved a New York fundraiser to be headlined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Next week's event originally was to be held at Pfizer's headquarters but now will be at New York's University Club. Emanuel was Obama's chief of staff before being elected Chicago mayor this year.

The Boston Globe reported Thursday that the event was moved after the newspaper asked about the propriety of hosting it at a pharmaceutical company regulated by the government.

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt says in a statement to The Associated Press that the event had nothing to do with a specific company.

Obama is raking in the bucks for his re-election bid. He collected $86 million for his campaign and the Democratic Party during the past three months.