Obama to Begin Chicago Visit in Bridgeport

Obama returns to Chicago Sunday for four fundraising events, including a 51st birthday celebration

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    WINTER PARK, FL - AUGUST 2: U.S. President Barack Obama greets people after speaking at a campaign stop at Rollins College August 2, 2012 in Winter Park, Florida. Obama urged Congress to immediately prevent a tax increase and spoke about his plan to cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion through spending cuts and reforms. (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

    President Barack Obama returns to Chicago Sunday aiming to gather support from his hometown after trailing Mitt Romney in election fundraising for the third month.

    Obama returns for four fundraising events, including three intimate shindigs to ring in his 51st birthday. (Obama turned 51 on Aug. 5.)

    Obama's Chi-town fundraising is scheduled to kick off around 3:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Arts Center, at 1200 W. 35th St., for a Gen44 event. Tickets at the base price of $51 have sold out for the event, according to organizers.

    The president then heads to a party hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at his Kenwood home. The price tag to attend is $40,000 per person.

    A fund-raising reception at the home of Obama's good friend Marty Nesbitt is planned a few blocks away as well as a dessert reception at Valerie Jarrett’s mother’s house. Tickets cost $5,000 and $1,000 respectively to attend.