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President Obama Departs Bay Area After San Jose Fundraising Event

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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, May 24, 2012. (CBS)

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, May 24, 2012. (CBS)

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MOFFETT FIELD (CBS SF) – President Barack Obama left the Bay Area Thursday morning after a brief fundraising visit for his re-election campaign.

Obama departed from Moffett Field in Air Force One at about 10:20 a.m., just 16 hours after he arrived.

The president wrapped up his Bay Area visit Thursday morning with an 8:30 a.m. fundraiser at the Fairmont San Jose hotel, with tickets priced at $35,800 per person.

After arriving at Moffett Field just before 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Obama headed to a fundraising dinner at the Atherton home of philanthropists Lisa and Doug Goldman.

Obama then continued on to Redwood City’s Fox Theatre for a campaign rally, where he was greeted by hundreds of supporters and several groups of protesters outside. Tickets started at $250, with premium seating for the event ranging from $1,000 per person to $12,500.

The president is now headed to Iowa, with stops planned in the cities of Newton and Des Moines.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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