Obama to fundraise here, visit Facebook


By Janna Brancolini

Bay City News Service

President Obama will be returning to the Bay Area this month to hold a virtual town hall at Facebook and kick off his fundraising campaign for the 2012 election.

The April 20 trip will begin with a live town hall broadcast from Facebook's Palo Alto headquarters to "discuss the tough choices we must all make in order to put our economy on a more fiscal path, while still investing in areas like innovation that will help our economy grow and make America more competitive," the event page said.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will participate in the event, which begins at 1:45 p.m. and will be streamed on the social networking site.

Facebook is selecting questions submitted to the event page or to for the town hall.

The "Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off" will then be held at 5 p.m. at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco.

Tickets are currently on sale at and cost $250 for general admission; $1,000 for premium seating; $2,500 for VIP seating; and $10,000 for a photo reception.

Obama is also attending a fundraiser that night at the San Francisco home of CEO Marc Benioff, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A spokeswoman for the company declined to comment, and the Obama for America campaign did not return calls seeking information about the event, whose organizers are reportedly charging $35,800 per person.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Apr 8, 2011 at 12:50 am

So glad the President has time to fund raise when the budget and spending is out of control.

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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:24 am


Copied from another blog with link:
"Between January and November of 2002, President Bush made local visits (and in some cases, multiple visits) on behalf of at least 72 House, Senate and Gubernatorial candidates."

That was right around the time that Clinton handed Bush a SURPLUS, and Dick Cheney told us:

"Reagan taught us that deficits don't matter."

I believe that takes care of both parts of your comment about Presidential time and where revenue/spending madness began.

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