President Obama Returns To California Next Month

Fundraising trip to Bay Area to “to help retire the debt of the Democratic National Committee that remains from our victory in November,” California Democratic Party email reads.

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President Barack Obama will travel to northern California early next month for a pair of pricey fundraisers aimed at retiring the Democratic National Committee’s debt, according to an email sent out by Wade Randlett, the chair of the Bay Area Democrats Thursday.

Randlett’s email, obtained by BuzzFeed:

From: Wade Randlett
Date: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Subject: President Obama back in the Bay Area April 4!

Dear ,

Just wanted to give you a quick heads up that Barack will be back for his first visit of his 2nd term on Thursday, April 4, to help retire the debt of the Democratic National Committee that remains from our victory in November.

While the exact details are still being finalized, there will be two events in Silicon Valley, with locations TBD and the following price points.

Event # 1:

What: Brunch
When: Thursday, April 4th 2013 - 9am call time
Price Structure: $32,400 per person limited to 30 people


What: Lunch
When: Thursday, April 4th 2013 – 10:30am call time
Price Structure:
$1,000 general admission
$5,000 photo reception and lunch for one guest
$7,500 photo reception and lunch for two guests
$20,000 co-chair clutch reception for one guest

We will get you full details as soon as they are available, but if you suspect that you will be interested in participating at any of these levels, please send a quick reply email now so that we can be as organized as possible.

Thanks again for all your hard work and generosity that made the 2nd term a possibility.


Wade Randlett

Update: A White House official confirmed the Obama trip to California. “On April 3-4, the President will travel to northern California for fundraising events for the DCCC and DNC,” the official said. “More details on the President’s travel will be released as they become available.”

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Evan McMorris-Santoro is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News.
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