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Why hasn't Obama done a public event in California since taking office?

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his administration's drone and counterterrorism policies and the military prison at Guantanamo Bay at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 2013. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

In 2008, more than 8 million Californians voted for President Obama, compared to 6.5 million in 2012.  Despite the overwhelming number of people who cast their ballots for him, the President has never hosted a public event here since taking office.

In fact, his next upcoming visit this week to Rancho Mirage will be just like his other 19 trips: filled with only private meetings and fundraisers.

Joe Garofoli, political blogger for the San Francisco Chronicle.   

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