Pres. Obama to visit Portland Tues. for fundraiser

Pres. Obama to visit Portland Tues. for fundraiser

Pres. Obama to visit Portland Tues. for fundraiser

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by Associated Press & KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 24 at 11:44 AM

PORTLAND -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has confirmed that the president will hold a fund-raising event in Portland Tuesday, as part of a three-day route heavy on fund-raising and bracketed by speeches to top veterans and civil rights groups.

The president will speak to supporters at the Oregon Convention Center.  The 950 tickets quickly sold out for the dinner, which will cost attendees about $500 per plate.  An even smaller invitation-only event will precede the dinner.  In that fund-raiser, just 25 people will get a chance to meet with the president, at a cost of $30,000 per person, according to campaign officials.

Proceeds from Tuesday's events will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fund-raising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

A rally had also been previously planned by Obama's campaign staff. But that has now been canceled. The President will not be attending any public events during his Oregon visit.  The public event had been announced earlier this week but no time or place was provided. A press release sent by the campaign Saturday said the event was canceled for scheduling reasons.

President Obama's trip is part of a three-day swing through Nevada, California, Oregon, Nevada and Louisiana.

Aides previously had announced plans for Obama to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev., on Monday and the National Urban League in New Orleans on Wednesday. Those are considered "official" events -- part of his presidential duties -- even though Obama has made a concerted effort to win over military votes this fall, and to maintain his record turnout among black voters.

The campaign did not release any other information about the president's schedule.

 

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