Obama Coming Home to Fundraise for Alexi (Again)

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    President Barack Obama is introduced by Illinois Democratic Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias, right, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    The president will be back in Chicago next month to stump for Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, ChicagoBreakingNews.com reported.

    President Barack Obama will make an appearance at a Giannoulias fundraiser that will also raise money for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a White House official told the Tribune.

    This will be Mr. Obama's sixth trip home since his inauguration. His last trip in August also included a fundraising stop for Giannoulias, who is locked in a tight race against Republican Mark Kirk for the Senate seat once held by the president.