President Barack Obama Leaves San Francisco

After less than 24 hours in the City and a stop in Chinatown, Mr. Obama is off to Washington state.

Friday, Feb 17, 2012  |  Updated 9:42 AM PDT
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President Barack Obama's SoCal Visit: February 2012

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President Barack Obama arrives at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. He flew out of SFO Friday morning. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh).

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President Barack Obama departed from San Francisco International Airport Friday morning after making a visit to the Bay Area Thursday to raise money for his re-election campaign.

Air Force One took off from the airport shortly after 9 a.m. Mr. Obama is headed to Washington state for more campaign fundraising, then back to Washington, D.C., before the end of the day Friday, according to White House officials.

Obama attended three fundraising events in San Francisco on Thursday, including a large rally at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, and also made an impromptu stop for lunch at a restaurant in the City's Chinatown.

There he shook hands and ordered take out before heading to a meeting with several local tech leaders and entrepreneurs, including Salesforce.com's CEO Mark Benioff and former Twitter CEO Evan Williams.

He stayed at a hotel in San Francisco overnight before leaving for the airport early Friday morning.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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