President Obama plans to visit the Seattle area next month, his fourth trip here since being elected president.
President Obama will return to the Seattle area next month on a trip that will include official business and campaign fundraisers.
Obama is planning an official event Feb. 17, a White House official said Wednesday.
No details were provided, but the president is likely to continue pushing the economic proposals outlined in this week’s State of the Union address, such as incentives for U.S. manufacturers and small businesses, raising taxes on millionaires, and continued federal investment in clean-energy projects.
Coincidentally or not, Obama’s visit will fall on the third anniversary of his signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the $787 billion stimulus bill aimed at reviving the economy.
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While in the area, Obama is expected to attend two political fundraisers, details of which were not available.
It will be Obama’s fourth visit to the state since being elected president. His last visit was Sept. 25, when he made a quick stop for two fundraisers — one at a posh Medina estate and one at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre — as part of a West Coast campaign swing.
He has raised $1.4 million from Washington donors for his 2012 campaign, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
His Republican rivals have raised a combined $670,000 here, with $346,000 of that going to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
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