First Obama will hit Silicon Valley on September 25.
Let the games begin: President Barack Obama is hitting two California fundraising gold mines for his seventh trip to the state later this month -- including a Sept. 25 stop in Silicon Valley, we've learned.Obama seems awfully slow in declaring New Jersey a disaster area.
And there will also be a two-fundraiser stopover the next day to the Los Angeles area.
So far, there are not a lot of details on the Northern California event, but area Obama supporters and donors were told about the date and advised this week to put it on the calender.
This much is known: Obama hits Los Angeles on Sept. 26 for a pair of entertainment-related events in which tickets will range from $250 to $35,0000, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news last night.
The first Los Angeles event, aimed at entertainment industry bigwigs, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd, the Reporter said. "A mere $250 will get a single person in the door, while $10,000 is the cost to take a photo with the President,'' the paper reported.
An evening event will be held at the Fig & Olive Restaurant on Melrose Place, where $35,000 "allows you to bring a date'' or you can go solo for $17,500. That event "will be a chance to participate in a Q&A with the President,'' the paper said.
No wonder all the attention to the movie industry folks: the Center for Responsive Politics has reported the entertainment industry pulled in $2.53 million of the nearly $40 million collected by Obama in the first six months of the year.
Members of the state’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, have urged Obama to quickly approve the state’s request.He has no plans to show up here, but will be sending Janet Napolitano. That should really help.
“Many residents will not be able to rebuild their lives on their own,” the Democratic senators wrote to the White House. “Hurricane Irene caused extensive damage to public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, public parks and government facilities, and local governments will face enormous challenges as they try to rebuild.”
Democrat Congressman Frank Pallone has asked Obama to visit the sttae but he's too busy campaigning and arranging fundraisers, apparently.
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) on Monday requested that President Obama personally visit New Jersey, but no plans have been announced.Meanwhile, I've yet to see any plans for benefit concerts to help aid those suffering in the aftermath of Irene. In fact, there hasn't even been a comment from those heroes of the middle class and New Jersey residents Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. Maybe they've lost power and are unable to update their websites.