President Barack Obama will be returning to the great Pacific Northwest next month to raise money for U.S. Senator Patty Murray and the Washington State Democratic Party, according to an invitation posted by the party.
The invitation reads:
Tickets start at $250. Tables can be sponsored for $2,500 or $5,000.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Murray Victory, a joint fundraising committee authorized by People for Patty Murray and the Washington State Democrats.
The President’s visit will result in street and highway closures on October 9th, as will Chinese President Xi’s visit next week. It pays to plan ahead, so leave extra time for your commute on the 9th, and possibly also the day before (October 8th).
Typically, when President Obama visits the Seattle area, he flies into Boeing Field, but not always (Paine Field has also been used).
Often, when the President comes out to the Left Coast, he makes stops in other states, so he may also be visiting Oregon and California next month.
The White House has not yet announced the trip, so other details about the President’s itinerary are not yet available. But we wouldn’t be surprised if the President swings by a waterfront mansion for a more intimate fundraising event with major Democratic donors from our region. Whether the White House will schedule any official events is less certain, but we’ll keep you posted.