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President Obama to return to Bay Area on July 23

By Josh Richman
Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 11:46 am in 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama, campaign finance, Obama presidency.

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.

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