By Christina Wilkie - 11/25/09 12:22 AM EST
The guest list for President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhite House on Obama drinking Flint water: 'The man was just thirsty' Report: New Trump finance chairman donated heavily to Dems West Virginia is no longer Clinton country MORE’s first State Dinner on Tuesday for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh features a heady mix of media personalities, Democratic lawmakers, Indian-Americans, entertainment industry power players and administration officials.
Major Obama donors from Chicago at the dinner include real estate heiress Penny PritzkerPenny PritzkerOvernight Finance: Trump now open to raising minimum wage Pritzker urges passage of trade deals to boost US exports Week ahead: Apple, FBI to face off before House panel MORE, James and Paula Crown, and Oprah Winfrey's best friend and business partner Gayle King. Winfrey is not at the dinner.
A number of lawmakers flew in for the event, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Govs. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Deval Patrick (D-Mass.), Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) and Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.).
Sens. Bob CaseyBob CaseyObama-backed Dem makes gains in Pa. primary Senate introduces tariff relief bill Lawmakers react to Villanova's buzzer-beater NCAA win MORE (D-Penn.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). John KerryJohn KerryUS climate chief's goal: ‘Set in motion’ climate work over next five years Trump's VP: Top 10 contenders Peace equality and stability for religious minorities MORE (D-Mass.), and Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillDems slam Trump over taco bowl tweet Dem senators: Slash executive pay at pension plans seeking benefit cuts Bill would target retaliation against military sexual assault victims MORE (D-Mo.) are all attending, as is one Republican member of the Senate, Indiana's Richard Lugar. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Trail 2016: GOP stages of grief Dems slam Trump over taco bowl tweet Reid: GOP is the party of Trump MORE (D-Nev.) is not among the expected attendees.
The top three Democratic leaders of the House will also be seated among the more than 400 guests: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) are all on the list, which does not include any Republican House members, although Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan fans GOP civil war over Donald Trump The Trail 2016: GOP stages of grief John Boehner to attend GOP convention MORE (R-Ohio) was reportedly invited.
Other notable guests include spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Amartya Sen, author Jhumpa Lahiri, Gen. Colin Powell, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Obama’s mother-in-law, Marian Robinson.