As the race for President draws closer, President Obama and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney made their way to the Bay Area for support.
Obama and Romney were both in the Bay Area on Monday, July 23, making efficient time of their fundraising activities.
President Barack Obama appeared in Oakland for the first time during his presidency, attending three campaign events which included the Scottish Rite Center, then a private home, and finally, at Oakland’s Fox Theatre. Speaking to a crowd of 2,000 supporters at Oakland’s Fox Theatre, the president slammed his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney spent his efforts on the other side of the bridge, attending three fundraisers. First up was a private lunch in Woodside, followed by a reception at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel. At the Fairmont fundraiser, Romney spoke to over 250 campaign contributors, which included Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman.
Following the Fairmont event, Romney went to a $50,000-per-person lunch in Pacific Heights hosted by Roger Barnett, chairman and CEO of Shaklee Corp.
Romney left the Bay Area and went to Southern California for campaign stops in Orange County Monday.
Obama will leave San Francisco for Portland, Oregon this morning.