Barack Obama continues to build fundraising momentum with the announcement that Oprah Winfrey will host a fundraiser for the candidate at her home in Santa Barbara, California.

The queen of talk has used her magic to turn unknown authors into bestsellers and now it’s Obama’s turn to reap the publicity buzz. The September event was practically an instant sellout despite a hefty ticket price of $2,300 per person.

Gotta love that “O” fundraising power!