Terry and Dorothy McAuliffe are expecting President Barack Obama, their great friend former president Bill Clinton and about 600 others at their large McLean home this afternoon for a marque fundraising event --- two presidents together in a private setting.
This is the first joint fundraiser with both President Obama and President Clinton, according to a note from the Democratic National Committee. Three others are planned during this presidential election year, according to news reports.
The First Lady is not coming.
The price of admission: $1,000-$2,500 (for the preminium section) for the estimated 500 people attending the reception with the two presidents. Eighty supporters paid $20,000 to $25,000* to dine with the presidential duo.
Terry McAuliffe, the host, and his wife are long-time McLean residents. He is a businessman, fundraiser, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, former campaign manager of Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential bid and a likely 2013 Virginia gubernatorial candidate.
The McAuliffe home is a popular site for Democratic fundraisers. The McAuliffes annually host the major fall fundraiser for the Fairfax County Democratic Party.
Details of the presidential soiree:
Traffic: No road closings are planned. There will be rolling road closures as the presidential motorcade comes and goes.
The Secret Service has arranged for a bus service to shuttle guests in from a separate location to the McAuliffe home to minimize vehicle traffic coming into the residence. The house is located on a hill and shares a cul-de-sac with four other homes.
Most guests will arrive from 4:30-5:30pm. The activities should conclude about 8pm.
If the neighbors have any concerns/issues with parking or traffic, they should call the police non-emergency number 703-691-2131 and officers on scene will handle, McLean District Police Capt. Dan Janickey advised.
The President has a heavy social this weekend. He attended a private fundraiser at a home in upper Northwest Washington Friday night. Saturday night was the annual White House Correspondents dinner, which now has a red carpet.
Proceeds from Sunday’s events will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
*The DNC said the tickets for the dinner cost $20,000. The invitation on Terry McAuliffe's website said $25,000.