CULVER CITY (CBS) —  President Barack Obama is coming to the Southland on April 21st, specifically he will appear at a fundraiser for his re-election campaign at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City.

Tickets are $250 for general admission, $2,500 for VIP seating and $100 for those under 40 years old and can be obtained on his campaign’s website,

The trip will be Obama’s sixth to the Los Angeles area since being elected president in 2008.

Obama officially began his re-election effort Monday, filing the required documents with the Federal Election Commission and sending an e-mail to supporters, which included a two-minute, nine-second video with volunteers from his 2008 campaign explaining the importance of working on behalf of his re-election.

In the e-mail, Obama explained he is starting his campaign now “because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you — with people organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers and friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build.”

In response the Republican National Committee released an Internet commercial and website titled, “Hope Isn’t Hiring,” and began a 72-hour fundraising effort with a goal of raising $270,000, representing $1,000 for every electoral vote needed to win the 2012 presidential election.

“It’s official — President Obama’s re-election campaign is off and running, meaning once again, the president is putting politics ahead of the work of the people,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said.

“Despite a looming government shutdown, a new military operation in Libya and Tax Day around the corner, President Obama made the decision to focus on kicking off his billion-dollar campaign.

“As the debt and reckless spending championed by this administration threatens to snuff out the recovery and future job growth, the president’s conscious decision to take a back seat on leadership is downright irresponsible. Simply put, America can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama.”

In his e-mail, President Obama said “though I’m focused on the job you elected me to do and the race may not reach full speed for a year, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today.”

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Comments (21)
  1. Steve says:

    Coming for a haircut?

    1. Jesse says:


      The generation that will be voting this year was born in 1993, they dont know what you are talking about. Dude you are so nine eleven.

      1. Andy says:


        The election is next year.

  2. jaam says:

    Long Life Obama. We need no racist democrats’ corruption to dominate us. We need less talkatives but more and hard working Democrats. Go democrats and go to hell republicans……..

  3. Eagle eyes says:

    I think I will take the day off work on the 21st.Traffic is going to be jammed up all day on the west side of Los Angeles.Why can’t they plan it on a Sunday evening.Pls

    1. Old Geezer says:

      I would sign a petition to PROHIBIT all political gatherings that disrupt traffic. Freedom of Speech is one thing; freedom to create gridlock is another.

  4. Nat Tunner says:

    I hope he wins again, this will give me another 4 years of false hope that America is changing. America HATES him (us) but were supposed to stand together united against Osama bin Laden. Funny he never lynched my people, called us N!&&^ or enslaved my people…..Who’s the real terrorist?

  5. P. Kraemer says:

    Stay home, please!!!

  6. rocky says:

    Yes, fundraising whilst he should be working. Typical liberalism. He’s no different than all the other corrupt libs; other than the fact he’s pres.

  7. Kosmo Kramer says:

    Stay home you bum! Nobody wants you here… and this is Los Angeles!!!! Hahahahahha.

    Your a joke of a president.

    1. Kosmo's 4th Grade Teacher says:


      1. Kosmo Kramer says:

        Im guessng yur a lib and cant respond with anithng uther then spellchk. This post shud keep u buisy four a wile.

    2. Nick Cochran says:

      I want him here.

  8. adria says:

    his visit will make my trafic a nigthmare, i hope they let us get to work on time

  9. Bongo says:

    Sounds like a great day to go to call in sick.

  10. m says:

    is that all you can think of is the traffic? when is the last time a president came to culver city, sony or not? enjoy the spectacle at least! if you must, go out and boo him. but do something other than complain!?!

  11. mks says:

    Can’t wait!
    But I don’t see how you buy the tickets if you are under 40?? (Not on their site)

  12. cmonnowgetittogetherplease says:

    how do i buy an under 40 ticket?!?!? eek!

  13. Greg Anson says:

    Oh for Chrissakes. I live within walking distance of Sony Pictures. It’ll work out just like the movie Independence Day. We’re doomed . . .

  14. Neda says:

    Any body knows, which streets or freeways would be close, and at what time? I need to come to the UCLA from Long Beach. Thanks

  15. Don says:

    I’m glad President Obama is visiting Culver City for his campaign. I’d rather have him in the White House for the 2nd term than having of all the whack jobs from the Tea Party or the Republicans with no agendas. All they’re using are lies and scare tactics to win votes from the uninformed.

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