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Obama To Make Campaign Stop in Atherton

Philanthropists Lisa and Doug Goldman are having the president over for dinner.

President Barack Obama will be returning to the Bay Area this week to raise more money for his re-election campaign with three events on the Peninsula.

Obama will first attend a fundraising dinner at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Atherton home of philanthropists Lisa and Doug Goldman. Tickets for the event cost $35,800 per person.

The president will then attend a large rally at Redwood City's Fox Theatre at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Premium seating for the event starts at $1,000 per person.

The rally is expected to attract protesters from Occupy Redwood City, who plan to assemble outside the theater to protest what they say are civil liberties abuses abroad and collusion with corporate interests at home. The last of Obama's three fundraising events in the Bay Area is a campaign roundtable with the Asian-American/Pacific Islander community scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. Tickets for that event also cost $35,800 per person.

Obama last visited the Bay Area in February, when he attended a small fundraising dinner and a larger rally, both in San Francisco.

--Bay City News

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Valda Mort May 22, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I'm glad to see he's keeping out the riff-raff, you know, the people, and just turning to his millionaire friends for input and support. Actually this is a great demonstration of our government in action. GO OBAMA!
Vanessa Castañeda May 22, 2012 at 05:45 PM
He's in it to win it.

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