President Obama to Rally in Redwood City

The president plans to attend three fundraisers in the Bay Area.

For less than a Lady Gaga VIP concert ticket, you can attend a rally with President Barack Obama at the on Wednesday, May 23. Tickets start at $250 for general admission, confirmed the Obama campaign.

With re-election up for grabs in November, the President is making his way around the Bay Area with three fundraisers in one day, reported the San Jose Mercury News.

The president will begin with a campaign roundtable at Palo Alto’s Garden Court Hotel at 4:30 p.m. to support the Asian-American/Pacific Islander community. The cost? $35,800, much steeper than the Fox Theatre rally.

He’ll then stop for dinner at Lisa and Douglas Goldman’s home in Atherton at 5:30 p.m. with tickets also costing $35,800. Douglas Goldman is a well-known philanthropist, and also the son of Levi Strauss heirs Richard and Rhoda Goldman, according to the couple’s foundation website.

For the grand finale, he’ll head to Redwood City’s Fox Theatre at 6 p.m. If attendees want a better close-up, premium seating is available for $1,000 or $7,500 for a seat plus a photo reception. Two buddies can tag along as guests at $2,500 each.

People have been tweeting on the social media platform, Twitter, about the President's visit:

@MayaBurns25: Can't wait to see President Obama in Redwood City on May 23!!! AHHH!

@gwachob: So Obama is coming to the Fox Theatre in Redwood City on May 23rd... That should be interesting... #fb

Obama’s challenger and the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, on March 26 at the for a fundraiser with dinner plates costing $1,000 each.


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Lou Covey, The Local Motive May 21, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Secret Service will not publiosh routes. Just go home early, pop a bottle of wine and watch the sunset.
COH May 21, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Just got back from my fact-finding mission. I went by the house he will be at in Atherton - 4 Secret Service at the gate (no prostitutes in sight ; ), and lots of activity behind them, as well as major construstion on several houses on that street! (Atrherton is like one BIG construciton zone! What recession!?!?!) Anywho - he'll for sure be coming up El Camino. They have placed MORE no parking signs on El Camino at least to Atherton Ave (that's as far as I went). I guess RWC ran out of them - the new one's are CalTrans, but have different times for no parking. Their signs say from 5 to 10PM, the Earlier NP signs say 3pm-12AM. Basically - the ONLY way to get from Ath Ave. to Downtown RWDCY is via El Camino. I suspect he will be late to the Fox, though. I'll be on my corner. With a sign and a video camera! I CAN'T WAIT FOR MY BRUSH WITH GREATNESS! I'm getting excited! HOw often does the President come to your very own home town, and drive by your very own street?!?!?! (I would feel different if he was a Republican, though. Meh.)
COH May 21, 2012 at 08:40 PM
He's gotten a lot done, despite the childish Tepublican obstructionism and extreme partisianship. To avoid that scenario for another four years, vote DEMOCRAT all the way, and SEE how much will get done.
Random Person May 21, 2012 at 09:01 PM
The very fact that people feel a sparkle when they cross paths with a renowned person, the fact that they feel that brush of greatness strikes me as ridiculous. It looks like name dropping, worshiping, idolizing. As you might guess, I despise the Royal Wedding, the Academy Awards, these mega fund raisers. The real reason to go there is to give him money because they say this well be a billion dollar campaign on each side (though I think it will be less), plus more once you include PAC's and unions. I think the $250 tickets are sold out by now. It's OK. For $250, I will buy you dinner and let you take a picture with me. A nobody, a real 99 percenter :). And I'm not sure Obama is great. He passed health care reform, but without the public option. Wars still going on. Signed patriot act. Gitmo alive and well. Still not able to get unemployment under control. Unified the right. Increased budget by about $1T in three years.
TGD May 21, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I'm sure he'll be upset you couldn't make it.


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