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President Barack Obama Returns to Bay Area Again

The president will be in the Bay Area for only four hours before heading to LA.



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    President Barack Obama really loves the Bay Area. Less than two weeks after his last visit, the president is back in San Francisco Wednesday and he is being welcomed by a  long list of local celebrities.

    Mr. Obama landed at San Francisco International Airport at about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. He was greeted by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

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    The president then went on to attend a fundraiser at the Landmark Tower in the city before heading to the Julia Morgan Ballroom for a speech at 2:15 p.m. He was also scheduled to meet with CEO Mark Benioff in the cloud company's Market Street headquarters.

    His entire Bay Area trip is scheduled to last less than four hours.

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    But while he is here, Mr. Obama hopes the likes of baseball legend Willie Mays, Gov. Jerry Brown and Mayor Ed Lee will help him raise money for his re-election campaign.

    The president's talk at the Julia Morgan Ballroom cost 275 supporters $5,000 each.

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    Mr. Obama was scheduled to head to Los Angeles from the Bay Area, where he will spend a little over three hours speaking at two sold out fundraisers there.

    The president has made several fundraising trips to the Bay Area since officially launching his re-election bid last year. But his republican rival Mitt Romney has also visited the area, as recently as last week.