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President Obama Attends 5 Chicago Fundraisers Sunday

President Obama Comes Home to Chicago to Raise Money for Reelection



    President Obama Attends 5 Chicago Fundraisers Sunday
    President Barack Obama walks towards the podium to talk about taxes, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in the Old Executive Office building of the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Chicago welcomes President Obama home this weekend for five fundraising events Sunday. 

    First the presidential motorcade makes it's way to the Sheraton Sunday before noon, then it's off to another fundraiser at the Bridgeport Art Center later in the day. 

    President Obama is scheduled to speak at the Bridgeport Art Center event at 3:30 Sunday afternoon.  Tickets to that event were starting at $51, in honor of the President's recent 51st birthday.

    The President will the second half of Sunday at fundraisers at private homes in Kenwood, including one in his own back yard.

    President Obama will celebrate a belated birthday party at his South Side home while raising money for his campaign.  Another fundraising reception is planned a few blocks away at the home of Obama family friend, Mary Nesbitt.   Meanwhile, a dessert reception is planned at Valerie Jarrett mother's home.  Jarrett works as an presidential advisor in the Obama Administration.

    Proceeds from today's events will go to the Obama Victory Fund.  It is a joint fundraising committee that is made up of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

    Shortly after he arrived in Chicago Saturday, the President met personally with staff at the Obama campaign headquarters in the Prudential Plaza.

    The President leaves for Iowa tomorrow morning.