President Barack Obama will be in town today for a roughly 17-hour visit highlighted by a pair of big-dollar fundraisers.
According to the White House, Obama will arrive this morning and later attend a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event. He will remain in the Southland overnight then attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event Friday morning.
He is expected to travel to San Francisco following the local events.
According to Variety, tonight’s fundraiser will be held at the Bel-Air home of Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and his wife Cindy, an environmental activist. Tickets for the event start at $15,000 per couple, including a photo opportunity and dinner, but other tickets range as high as $66,800 per couple, including a VIP reception.
Tomorrow, Obama will attend a breakfast fundraiser at the home of actor Tobey Maguire and his wife Jennifer, Variety reported. Tickets for that event cost $33,400 per couple.
Obama was last in the Southland in February. On Feb. 11, Obama took part in a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” then attended a pair of fundraisers.
Those fundraisers were the 38th and 39th Obama has attended in Los Angeles County as president. He has taken part in fundraisers during 21 of his 24 visits to Los Angeles and Orange counties as president.
Following the Los Angeles fundraisers, Obama spent the night in Los Angeles, then traveled to the Coachella Valley for a summit of leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.