Obama to visit Bay Area on Boxer’s behalf

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s re-election campaign has just announced that President Barack Obama will visit the Bay Area next month to attend a joint fundraising event for her campaign and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, much as he did yesterday in Los Angeles for Boxer and the Democratic National Committee to the tune of an estimated $3.5 million.

Per the Los Angeles Times, President Obama and Boxer spoke at two receptions at the California Science Center at Exposition Park, where donors had paid from $100 to $2,500 to attend; they later headlined a dinner at the Museum of Natural History, where tickets went for $35,200 per couple.

No word yet on the date and place for next month’s Bay Area visit, but stay tuned here…

UPDATE @ 2:48 P.M.: This just in from Republican National Committee spokesman Jahan Wilcox: “The jet fumes of Air Force One haven’t even cleared and already Barbara Boxer is begging for an encore. Obviously the internals in the Boxer campaign indicate that she is going to have the fight of her political career.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.