Dem official: Obama going to Boston for fundraiser

AP News
Posted: Apr 29, 2011 3:35 PM
Dem official: Obama going to Boston for fundraiser

President Barack Obama is heading back to Boston for another political fundraiser.

A Democratic official with knowledge of the event tells The Associated Press that the fundraiser is planned for May 18 at the Boston Center for the Arts in the city's South End neighborhood. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement had not yet been made.

It's the second time this year the Democratic president has made a trip to Boston.

In March, Obama visited TechBoston, a pilot school, before attending a gala fundraiser at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Obama is building up his campaign account ahead of his re-election bid next year.

Massachusetts is a Democratic stronghold. Gov. Deval Patrick is a friend of the president and one of his strongest political supporters.