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New details on President Obama’s Bay Area visit

By Josh Richman
Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 11:25 am in Barack Obama, campaign finance, Nancy Pelosi, Obama presidency, U.S. House.

More details are now available on President Obama’s first visit to the Bay Area since he won his second term – a fundraising junket to benefit Democratic campaigns in next year’s midterm elections.

The president will arrive in the Bay Area on Wednesday, April 3 for two events that evening in San Francisco to benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

First will be a cocktail reception at the Pacific Heights home of Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer – the billionaire former asset manager who bankrolled last year’s successful Proposition 39 – for which tickets cost $5,000 per person. After that, there’ll be a $32,500-per-person dinner hosted by billionaire heirs/philanthropists Ann and Gordon Getty. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, is expected to attend both.

The president will remain in the Bay Area overnight and then attend two fundraisers on Thursday, April 4, to benefit the Democratic National Committee.

First comes a brunch at the Atherton home of Liz Simons and Medley Partners managing director Mark Heising, for which tickets cost $32,400 each. Then the president will attend a luncheon at the Atherton home of former insurance mogul and Levi-Strauss heir John Goldman and his wife Marcia, for which a $1,000 buys a basic ticket, $5,000 buys access to a photo reception as well, $7,500 buys lunch and photo reception tickets for two, and $20,000 buys access to a special co-sponsor reception.

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  • Elwood

    I wonder how many years of White House tours would one of Obama’s cross country money mining jaunts pay for?

    Or one of his golf vacations.

    Obviously, some things are higher priorities than other for the chosen one.

  • Bruce R. Peterson, Lafayette

    Not this side of the bay? Good! The helicopters won’t annoy me, like they do when a President visits Orinda.

  • DanvilleDemocrat

    Hope to see you there, Elwood.