Two visits in two weeks, worth millions of dollars. President Obama was introduced by Willie Mays today at a fundraising luncheon.
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.
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 Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff in the cloud company's Market Street headquarters.
His entire Bay Area trip is scheduled to last less than four hours.
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.
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.