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Photos: People of the Obama fundraiser

Ever wonder who can afford to go to presidential fundraisers? Or who gets to attend without paying big bucks? We asked photog Christopher Morgan to find out during yesterday's event at the Hyatt Hotel, which President Barack Obama highlighted shortly after delivering the commencement address at the Air Force Academy. Morgan's photos and captions tell the story; check them out below.

Guests made their way up to the fourth floor of the Hyatt hotel in Denver.
Guests made their way up to the fourth floor of the Hyatt hotel in Denver.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
President Obama greets guests.
President Obama greets guests.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Representatives from media outlets waited hours in a conference room before President Obama was ready to speak.
Representatives from media outlets waited hours in a conference room before President Obama was ready to speak.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
An attendee looks back at the media.
An attendee looks back at the media.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Chair of the Democratic Party of Colorado, Rick Palacio.
Chair of the Democratic Party of Colorado, Rick Palacio.
Photo by Christopher Morgan

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Security was tight.
Security was tight.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
More security.
More security.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Audience members held up their cameras and children as President Obama spoke.
Audience members held up their cameras and children as President Obama spoke.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Cameras rolled as President Obama began.
Cameras rolled as President Obama began.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Behold the many moods of Obama.
Behold the many moods of Obama.
Photo by Christopher Morgan

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Mood two.
Mood two.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Mood three.
Mood three.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Mood four.
Mood four.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
The President waves goodbye.
The President waves goodbye.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Colorado Senator Pat Steadman.
Colorado Senator Pat Steadman.
Photo by Christopher Morgan

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Patty Powell.
Patty Powell.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Laurie Ritchie.
Laurie Ritchie.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Harrison Dillard, Lindsey Dodge and baby Bennett Dodge were all recognized by President Obama during the speech. Dillard is a four-time Olympic gold medalist.
Harrison Dillard, Lindsey Dodge and baby Bennett Dodge were all recognized by President Obama during the speech. Dillard is a four-time Olympic gold medalist.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Stanton, Bennett, and Lindsey Dodge. Stanton is a large donor.
Stanton, Bennett, and Lindsey Dodge. Stanton is a large donor.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
1948 Olympic medalist Herbert Douglas was also recognized by President Obama during his speech.
1948 Olympic medalist Herbert Douglas was also recognized by President Obama during his speech.
Photo by Christopher Morgan

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Althea Atherton.
Althea Atherton.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Jessie Ulibarri, a candidate for the Colorado Senate in District 21.
Jessie Ulibarri, a candidate for the Colorado Senate in District 21.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Obama volunteer Florine King.
Obama volunteer Florine King.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Marijuana activist Teri Robnett.
Marijuana activist Teri Robnett.
Photo by Christopher Morgan
Marijuana activist Greg Duran.
Marijuana activist Greg Duran.
Photo by Christopher Morgan

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