Obama traveling to Seattle Tuesday for Democrat fundraiser

The Seattle TimesJuly 16, 2014 

President Barack 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 Wednesday fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. On Thursday, Obama will be in Los Angeles for additional events.

It’s not clear whether Obama’s visit could impact Seattle-area traffic — already likely to be snarled by a weeklong closure of parts of I-90 due to work replacing expansion joints on the I-90 bridge. Officials were predicting 10-mile backups as a result of lane closures.

Presidential visits often include temporary freeway shutdowns to make way for the commander-in-chief’s motorcade. Obama has previously attended several fundraisers on the Eastside, but the location of next week’s event was not immediately released.

The White House said additional details about Obama’s visit will be revealed in the coming days.

Obama last visited the state in April, flying over the site of the Oso mudslide and meeting with emergency responders and family members of the slide’s victims.

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