Obama to Tap Bay Area ATM

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    Barack Obama says it's more important than ever for Americans to hear from the candidates.

    President Barack Obama is making a whirlwind tour of the Bay Area this week. The real purpose of the visit is to tap into the infamous Bay Area ATM.  Tens of thousands of dollars will be raised during his 19 hours here.

    Air Force One will be landing at San Francisco International at the height of the evening commute Tuesday.  

    His first stop/money grab will be at the Fairmont Hotel for one of two fundraisers for Sen. Barbara Boxer. Next up is dinner at the Pacific Heights home of Ann and Gordon Getty.

    Bargain shoppers will want to go for the hotel portion of the evening. Tickets there are between $250 and  $2,000.

    To get a seat at the Getty dinner table will set you back $17,000 and change.

    Some say the visit shows Boxer's re-election is anything but a sure thing and the White House knows it.

    No matter where your political views, best to stay out of the City tomorrow night; especially any street between Nob Hill and Pacific Heights.

    The last time the president came to town was last October.  Surprise surprise, that was also a fund-raising trip.

    The president is staying over this time.  Wednesday morning he will tour the Solyndra plant in Fremont to promote alternative energy.

    The president, and his motorcade, will be out of town by high noon Wednesday.