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Biden set to return to LA Tuesday for re-election fundraiser

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President Joe Biden will return to Los Angeles Tuesday to begin a California fundraising swing.

According to the White House, Biden will be in California from Tuesday to Thursday, visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Los Altos Hills to take part in "several political engagements." No further details were released.

Biden was in Los Angeles the weekend of Feb. 3-4, taking part in a campaign meeting in Bel Air. Various reports indicated that Biden visited the home of film producer/director George Lucas and met with music industry executives to discuss ways of boosting his reelection bid. The Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on February 4.

Also during that trip, First Lady Jill Biden gave a five-minute speech at the Fifteen Percent Pledge Gala at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, emphasizing the importance of supporting Black entrepreneurship and the steps the president has taken in office to advance equity and dismantle racial barriers to accessing capital.

The Fifteen Percent Pledge is a nonprofit organization that asks businesses to commit 15 percent of their shelf space to Black-owned brands.

Previously, the Bidens were last in Southern California in early December, spending two days attending fundraising events. The president also attended a shiva at the residence of Lyn and Norman Lear, honoring the legendary television producer who died December 5.

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