Jones plans Obama fundraiser

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Paul Tudor Jones is hosting a fundraiser on May 19 for Illinois Senator Barack Obama at his Greenwich, Conn., estate, according to The New York Observer. Some 500 people are expected to attend.

Senator Obama appears to be a hedge-fund favorite. According to the Federal Election Commission, Obama campaign contributors include Eton Park Capital Management, Fortress Investment Group, Grosvenor Capital Management, Kingdon Capital Management, Ivory Investment Management, Tiger Global Management, The Carlyle Group and York Capital Management.

Obama has also received an endorsement from George Soros, who noted that he would support Senator Hillary Clinton were she to win the