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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Obama to Stop in S.F. on April 20 as Part of Presidential Campaign Kickoff

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM

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We told SF Weekly readers earlier this month that President Barack Obama was planning another trip to San Francisco in April. At the time, White House officials were evasive about the president's trip, claiming he was coming here to talk shop, although we ventured to guess it was more about raising money.

Turns out we were right

Obama will definitely be here on Wednesday, April 20 -- to raise money. Media outlets are reporting that the president is having a major fundraiser here as well as planning a stop through the Peninsula to shake down South Bay donors for cash.

This trip will be Obama's third stop to San Francisco since October. In February, he dined with powerful high-tech executives in Silicon Valley, including Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

And while we were curious as to why Obama would be returning here again so soon, it now makes sense. He is planning to traverse the Democrat-rich California next month, when he is also expected to announce his candidacy for re-election in 2012

We suppose that is, technically, talking shop.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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