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President Obama returns to Bay Area on Oct. 25

By Josh Richman
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 2:24 pm in 2012 presidential election, campaign finance, Obama presidency.

President Obama will be back in San Francisco on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for another fundraiser, a source close to the campaign said this afternoon.

This will be the president’s third visit to the Bay Area in a little over six months, and his seventh since taking office.

The event, at a downtown hotel, will be capped at 200 people at a minimum of $7,500 per ticket, the source said, but larger contributions will win photos with the president. Musician Jack Johnson will perform, and the president will answer questions after his remarks. It’s not yet clear whether the president will have any public events during his visit to the Bay Area.

The source said the latest campaign finance reports show about 980,000 people have contributed to the president’s campaign with 257,000 in the year’s third quarter being first-time donors. The average contribution overall is now $91 – good news for a campaign craving a broad base of small-donor support.

The San Francisco event is scheduled for the day after a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, sponsored by actress Eva Longoria & the national chairs of the Futuro Fund, a Latinos-for-Obama group.

The president was in the Bay Area just a few weeks ago. He held two fundraisers on Sept. 25: a $2,500- to $7,500-a-head reception at the Woodside home of Symantec chairman John Thompson, and a $35,800-a-plate dinner at the Atherton home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. The next day, he held a town-hall-style meeting at social network company LinkedIn’s headquarters in Mountain View.

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  • ulno

    Maybe someone could ask him about this “Obama sends 100 US troops to Uganda to help fight rebels”, or troops to Libya, or “The Assassination of Al-Awlaki, American Citizen”.

  • John W

    The Uganda thing got my attention. I’m sure Obama will be asked. We’ll see how this unfolds.

    But “The Assassination of Al-Awlaki, American Citizen?” Poor baby. ACINO (American Citizen in Name Only). Self-declared enemy of the United States — which is effectively a renunciation of citizenship. Instrumental in orchestrating at least three plots (one highly successful) to kill Americans. What were we supposed to do? Let him grow in power and influence until something huge happened, as we did for years with Bin Laden? Drop a net to capture him alive? Gather DNA and eyewitness evidence to prove guilt according to U.S. judicial rules of evidence and exclusion? Mirandize him? If Oprah Winfrey went to Yemen and did the same thing, I’d send in the drones for her too.

  • Elwood

    John W, you’re right on!

    But it is kind of scary when I agree with you.

  • Elwood

    New O’bummer campaign slogan:

    “Making Carter look good since 2009″