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Obama returns to Los Angeles for LGBT fundraisers


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President Barack Obama will be in Los Angeles tomorrow and Thursday to attend fundraisers for his reelection campaign.

President Barack Obama will be back in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a fundraiser with the LGBT Leadership Council.

The event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel will include remarks from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and a performance from Darren Criss of FOX’s “Glee.” About 600 people are expected to attend the event, with tickets at $1,250 a pop.

Following the gala, Obama will attend a dinner at a private residence. Seventy guests will pay $25,000 a piece to meet the president. The two fundraisers coincide with LGBT Heritage Month.

It was just one month ago that Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage. In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, the president said, “I have friends, I have people who work for me who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. And they are extraordinary people. And this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about.” 

On Thursday, Obama will attend a breakfast at a private residence in the View Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Approximately 300 people are expected to pay $2,500 a piece, with proceeds benefitting the Obama Victory Fund.

The president was in town just last month for a record-breaking fundraiser at actor George Clooney’s house. The event brought in $15 million. 

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