Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.
Obama on Tuesday is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington's balance of power.
The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the Southern border.
But on the fundraising trail Obama remains a potent draw among the Democratic Party's wealthy donors, who pay up to $32,400 to be in intimate settings with the president.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU basketball team takes children Christmas shopping
Gas restored after vehicle accident damages regulator in Ascension Parish
Deputies arrest alleged Amazon package thief in Ascension Parish
One transported after pedestrian hit on Thomas H. Delpit Drive
Virgina College's Baton Rouge campus to hold las day of classes today