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Obama heads to San Francisco for fundraising events

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US President Barack Obama speaks to the media before his bilateral meeting with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 2, 2013. The US said on April 1 that it anticipated further military cooperation with Singapore as Washington presses forward its strategy of putting a greater focus on dispute-ridden Asia. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Late this afternoon, President Obama will arrive in San Francisco where he will attend a fundraiser at a private residence. 

The Washington Post reports that the President's first event is a $5,000 per-person cocktail reception at the home of philanthropist and environmentalist Tom Steyer. His host is hoping not only to raise money for the Democratic party, but also to refocus the political conversation on climate change. 

Later, according to Bloomberg, Obama will make an appearance at a $32,400 per-person dinner event at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty. All proceeds will reportedly go to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.



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