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Obama To Visit San Francisco In Fundraising Trip

WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to raise money for Democrats during a two-day swing through California in the coming weeks.

A Democratic official says the president will headline party fundraisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles on April 20-21. Obama attended a fundraiser in New York City this week that netted $1.5 million for the Democratic National Committee.

The burst of activity comes as Obama prepares for his own re-election bid. He's scheduled to attend a fundraiser on April 14 in his hometown of Chicago, where his re-election effort will be based.

The official asked not to be identified because there's been no formal announcement that Obama would attend the fundraisers.

Obama was most recently in California in February.

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