Sunday, May 29, 2011

Back in the USA and Off to Joplin

JOPLIN, MO - MAY 25:  Kirkland, Washington fir...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Finishing up with various Polish meetings on Saturday, the President boarded Air Force One on Saturday afternoon, and flew back to Washington, arriving in the early evening.

After a night of rest, the President will fly to Joplin, Missouri today where he will inspect the damage to the tornado, speak to survivors, and attend a memorial service.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Ending G-8 and Flying off to Warsaw

In the morning of Day 5, the President will attend more G-8 workshop sessions. Afterward, he will fly from Deauville to Paris, and then to Warsaw Poland.

Once there, he will participate in two wreath laying ceremonies, and then
he and President Komorowski of Poland will host a dinner for Central and European Union Leaders.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day Four in Deauville France

G-8 leaders in L'Aquila, Italy.Image via Wikipedia
After spending 2 full days of meetings, receptions, and hospitality dinners with London dignitaries, the President and First Lady departed on Air Force One and flew to Saint Gatien Airport in Deauville France.

There, the President will meet with President Mededev of Russia, President Sarkozy of France, and Prime Minister Kan of Japan. After a working G-8 lunch, the President will dine again with the G-8 Leaders.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day Two in London

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24:  President of the Un...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
The second leg of the Obama European trip is a visit to London. Rather than spending last night in Dublin, the President's entourage left unexpectedly early do to an ash cloud emanating from an Icelandic volcano.

According to the radio news reporting, the President required 150 to 200 rooms in Buckingham Palace to house all of those traveling with him. That means that between 150 and 400 people accompanied the President from the U.S. to Europe. We don't know if the President has to pay for his rooms in London, but if each room costs $200 per night, we can expect hotel bills to range between $30,000 to $80,000 per night. This doesn't include other travel related expenditures such as food, drinks, local transportation, airfare, tips, security, etc.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Ireland is first stop in a six day European Trip

Today, the President and First Lady kicked off their 6 day European tour of four countries. They began their trip from Washington by flying on Air Force One.

First up was a stop in Dublin where the president addressed the people in Croke Park. Next he travels to Moneygall to visit his great-great-great-grandfathers home before he moved to America in 1850.

Other notable Presidents that have Irish roots include: John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan.

The president will then spend the evening in Dublin before flying off to his second stop in London tomorrow.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

DNC Credits Obama for April's $12.4M

According to the Los Angeles Times, President Obama's skillful fundraising skills helped raise $12.4 million for the Democratic National Committee in April 2011.

Typically, when the President is featured at these events, the proceeds are divided nearly 50% to the Obama Victory Fund 2012 and the DNC.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011-05-18 Two Boston Fundraisers in One Day

Air Force One Flight: Washington DC to Boston MA - Round Trip

Wednesday afternoon: Boston Center for the Arts in South End - 900 close friends
Night: Jack Connors' Brookline residense with 130 donors ($35,800 per couple)

Estimated income: $2 million.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Welcome to the Traveling Fundraiser.

The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the travels of the President as he crisscrosses the country in pursuit of campaign funds for the 2012 election.

Now that the election season has informally begun, read as our stellar fundraiser flies from his home in Washington DC to the various cities in the United States and other countries. Air Force One has never been busier, so sit back, and buckle your seat belt.

Once we complete dressing up our blog and checking our equipment, we'll prepare for takeoff.
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