President Obama Is Doing Almost Nothing But Politics Today
Four events — all California fundraisers — on the president's public schedule. This is the heaviest political day yet for the chief executive entering campaign mode. On the side, he'll run the country.
A Democratic official detailed his plans to the reporters:
On Thursday, President Obama will attend a fundraising breakfast with 125 supporters at a private residence in Corona Del Mar, CA. Tickets for this event start at $2,500.
Thursday afternoon, the President will attend a small fundraiser with approximately 20 supporters at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Tickets for this event cost $35,800.
Thursday evening, he will attend a fundraising dinner with 70 supporters at a private residence in San Francisco, followed by a fundraising reception at the Nob Hill Masonic Center attended by 2,500 people that will feature a musical performance by Chris Cornell. Tickets for the dinner cost $35,800. Tickets for the reception start at $100.
All proceeds from Thursday’s events will go to Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.