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July 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Medina says it will send former Costco CEO bill for Obama visit

Big checks have been written to attend a Democratic fundraiser Tuesday headlined by President Obama at the Hunts Point home of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal. For the privilege, Sinegal may end up writing a big check himself to the City of Medina. The city has decided to charge Sinegal for the full cost of any…

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July 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Obama visits Seattle for two fundraisers

President Obama dropped into Seattle Tuesday afternoon for a quick visit to headline two Democratic fundraisers. Obama touched down at Boeing Field shortly after 3 p.m. and was greeted by officials including Gov. Jay Inslee, who rode with Obama in the presidential motorcade to brief the president on the state’s record-setting wildfires. The Seattle visit…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Obama to raise money for super PAC at former Costco CEO’s house

Update: Updated to note Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray are remaining in D.C. and will not attend fundraiser. President Obama’s Tuesday fundraising swing through the Seattle area will include a high-priced dinner event benefiting a Democratic super PAC. The event is scheduled at the Hunt’s Point home of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal and his wife…

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July 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Obama fundraiser includes familiar hosts, may cross Lake Washington

President Obama’s political fundraising swing through Seattle on Tuesday will include a reception at the waterfront home of Bruce and Anne Blume, according to Democratic sources. The Blumes are major Democratic donors who also hosted Obama in 2012 at their 10,000-square-foot Madrona mansion. And drivers beware — the president’s itinerary may include a second event on…

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July 16, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Obama travels to Seattle Tuesday for DNC fundraiser

President Obama plans another political visit to the Seattle area next week as part of a West Coast fundraising spree. Obama will travel to Seattle on Tuesday to attend an event for the Democratic National Committee, according to a White House official. Later that day, he’ll fly to San Francisco to spend the night before attending a…

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May 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Joe Biden slips into Seattle for fundraiser

Vice President Joe Biden visited the Seattle area Thursday for a low-key fundraiser. Biden attended a largely unpublicized noon fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at an undisclosed home in the Bellevue area, according to the White House and Democratic Party officials. Media was barred from the event and no further details were provided. Biden also visited…

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April 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Senate GOP plans fundraiser for Monday morning after session ends

Senate Republicans, who speculated Thursday that Democrats would want to delay a special session so they could raise campaign funds, have themselves scheduled a fundraiser for Monday morning. An email floating around political circles shows a fundraiser set from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, April 29. The headline reads “Post sine-Die Fundraiser!” It lists…

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September 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

First lady to visit Seattle for fundraiser on Oct. 2

Michelle Obama will speak at a Seattle fundraiser for her husband’s re-election campaign next month, according to a Democratic Party source. The event is scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Tickets range from $500 to $10,000. A photo with the first lady will cost $5,000. It will be her second visit to the state…

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September 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan headlines Eastside fundraisers

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Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is headlining at a pair of fundraisers on the Eastside Monday that officials said could be the last Washington state events attended by the GOP ticket. Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, was scheduled to attend a $1,000-a-head event and a more exclusive $25,000 gathering. He arrived at the Hunts Point home…

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September 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Inslee-Clinton fundraiser almost sold out, boasts excited campaign

On the day after Bill Clinton delivered a fiery speech at the Democratic National Convention, the Jay Inslee campaign announced that the mid-September  fundraiser with the former president has nearly sold out its 2,000 tickets. Inslee, a former Democratic congressman running for governor, said he didn’t watch Clinton’s speech in real time but he “saw…

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