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George Clooney and President Barack Obama are pictured at the actor's fundraiser for the U.S. leader's re-election campaign at his home in Studio City, near Los Angeles, on May 10, 2012. In the center are Beth Topinka and husband Jerry.
Topinka was one of two people who was selected to attend the event after donating and entering an online contest. According to a campaign official, Beth is a science teacher from Manalapan, New Jersey who supports Obama's work on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives, as well as his support for Pell Grants and student loan reform. Her son served in the U.S. Navy and was able to attend Penn State on the new G.I. Bill. Her husband, Jerry, is a a jazz guitarist.
( Photo / Brandon Clark / ABImages for Obama for America)