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President Obama to return to Bay Area on July 23

It appears President Barack Obama will be back in the Bay Area for another fundraising swing on Monday, July 23.

“It is happening but no details yet,” an Obama bundler from the Bay Area said today; a campaign spokeswoman said she “can’t confirm anything for this event yet.”

At the rate he’s been returning here, this won’t be his last trip before November, either. He was here early last month for luncheon in San Francisco’s famed Julia Morgan Ballroom; two weeks earlier, he’d done an exclusive Atherton dinner fundraiser, a rally-type fundraiser in Redwood City, and a breakfast with deep-pocketed Asian American/Pacific Islander supporters in San Jose.

Back in February, the president raised funds with an exclusive dinner at the San Francisco home of novelist Robert Mailer Anderson and a larger rally-style event at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium.

In October, it was a luncheon at San Francisco’s W Hotel. In September, he’d held fundraisers at the Woodside home of Symantec chairman John Thompson and the Atherton home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, as well as a town-hall meeting at LinkedIn’s Mountain View headquarters. And in April 2011, he did one, two, three fundraisers in San Francisco.

So if I’m counting correctly, this month’s visit to the Bay Area will be his fifth in the past year, and his 11th since taking office.

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.