Hundreds of Obama supporters lined the streets of my old southwest Atlanta stomping grounds for hours as they waited for a glimpse of the president and/or any other notable celebs.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, U.S. Representatives John Lewis, David Scott, Hank Johnson and Sanford Bishop, along with Rev. Joseph Lowery were among the 1,000 people who attended.
Watch video of President Barack Obama’s speech + more photos below:
Obama’s first stop in Atlanta was an event hosted by entrepreneur Mack Wilbourn at his Buckhead home. The sizable, but intimate event costs guests $10,000 a piece to attend.
Overall, President Obama spent about 5 and a half hours in Atlanta and netted about $5 million dollars (not bad for a day’s work!). Reports are that he’s raised at least $45 million
Just after 11 p.m., Obama departed Atlanta aboard Air Force One.