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Obama Returning to Los Angeles in July

On July 23, he'll speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes.

President Obama. Patch file photo.
President Obama. Patch file photo.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes.

Tickets for the event begin at $1,000, according to an invitation posted on the website, PoliticalPartyTime.org, which tracks political fundraisers.

The price is $10,000 to attend the reception and for the opportunity to have a photo taken with Obama, and $32,400 -- the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee in a calendar year -- to be a co- host of the event, which also allows the donor to attend a dinner with Obama in addition to the reception and the photo opportunity.

The event's co-chairs include Kerry Washington, the star of the Rhimes- produced ABC drama "Scandal."

The trip will be Obama's 19th to Los Angeles or Orange counties since taking office in 2009 and the third in three months. All but three of his trips have included political fundraisers. He has made 10 trips to the region solely for fundraising.

Rhimes is also a producer of two other ABC dramas, "Grey's Anatomy" and "How to Get Away with Murder," which will debut this fall.

Obama is also scheduled to speak at a fundraiser in Los Altos Hills in Silicon Valley earlier on July 23.

--City News Service


Robin June 29, 2014 at 05:18 PM
All President's do this, so don't single out Obama as the bad guy. Because this President is a democrat he comes where there are rich democrats which happens to be our area. If he was a Republican he would be fundraising in Orange County. If you are going to blame anyone for non-stop fund raising, blame the Citizens United ruling which allows unlimited fundraising by corporations, PACs and unions. This ruling has made fundraising out of control and the democrats are up against the deep pockets of conservative PACs and individuals like the Koch brothers.
lorrie mcvicker June 29, 2014 at 05:37 PM
He is a media whore. He loves his picture to be taken. He is so stupid to be showing his ugly big ears in public after what he did. The prisoner exchange was nothing more than him loving the Muslim extremists. He is a TRAITOR and an ANTI-AMERICAN. He wants money so he can do it again. He should be thrown out.
calchick82 June 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Why does he come here so much? I don't think any president in recent memory has been to Southern California as often as this one, and Reagan doesn't count because he had his ranch out here when he was president. I think he likes to spend a little too much time hobnobbing with celebrities who will give him the fawning attention he craves and is not getting too much from nowadays from the country as a whole. His visits also tie up traffic. Notice his wife also never comes out here with him when he makes his numerous visits.
Arthur Christopher Schaper June 30, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Please, go away, Obama. If you won't lead your country, then resign and let someone else be President.
Arthur Christopher Schaper June 30, 2014 at 11:38 AM
I wonder if anyone in Hollywood can still stand this guy. He has taken self-serving, self-promoting arrogance to a new extreme, one which would make even the vainest of Hollywood Elite blush.

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