San Francisco (Obama.net)- After spending the first part of his Monday in Wisconsin, the President of the United States of America hopped onto his jet and made his way to Los Angeles to do some heavy fundraising for members of his party looking to run for election and reelection on November 2nd.
And his trip can definitely be called a success for the day. After bringing in a third of a million dollars in Wisconsin, Obama was able to bring in another full million dollars in Los Angeles in the short time he spent there. Two tickers for the dinner, as well as the chance to take a photograph with President Barack Obama cost a grand total of $30,400. And a ticket to just the reception cost attendees two thousand and five hundred dollars.
Part of the high sum can be attributed to the location of his speech, the home of producer John Wells, which brought Obama an audience full of wealthy Democrats that have the same views and ideals as the President. Of the two hundred attendees, names such as JJ Abrams, Taye Diggs, and Judd Apatow came to the event.
To his high-end audience, Obama touted his policies thus far and extended his appreciation of the support given to him. Obama said, “We have been able to deliver the most progressive legislative agenda. On that helps working families, not just in one generation, maybe two, maybe three.”
Obama also spoke about the movements towards clean energy. He spoke of the solar energy being utilized, as well as the battery plants being constructed. Obama made it clear that clean energy is something he wants to reach as soon as possible and that he wants Republicans to work with him as openly as they can in order to achieve that goal.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, told reporters that she saw the whole evening as “a very, very successful event.”
The trip concluded Obama’s first day of a three-day tour of five states. Tuesday will see President Obama visit Washington State to campaign for Patty Murray, the Democratic Senator, and visit Seattle.