SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Michelle Obama is raising money in the Bay State for President Obama’s reelection campaign, including a $20,000-a-seat dinner at Gov. Deval Patrick’s home in the Berkshires.

The first lady begins her tour Friday with a $1,000-a-seat luncheon at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, followed by an afternoon fundraising reception at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The reception features singer James Taylor, with tickets starting at $150.

In the evening, the first lady will attend a campaign round-table and dinner at the Richmond home of Patrick and his wife Diane. Tickets begin at $20,000.

All money raised at the event will go to the Obama Victory Fund — a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

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