President Obama makes quick, profitable swing through Seattleon July 21, 2014 @ 11:22 am (Updated: 7:37 pm - 7/22/14 )
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The president stopped at Boeing Field for about 10 minutes to shake hands, take photos, and hold a baby.
Washington politicians including Gov. Jay Inslee joined him in an SUV to drive in a motorcade to his first event. The governor's office said he was asked to brief the president on the state's massive wildfires.
The 520 bridge was closed to traffic while Obama's motorcade made its way from Madrona to the Eastside for a second fundraising event.
The Puget Sound Business Journal reports he was at the Madrona home of Democratic donors Bruce and Ann Blume.
KING TV reports a group of about 40 people stood on the lawn near the driveway protesting Israel's actions in Gaza, chanting and holding signs that read "Save Gaza," "End the occupation Mr. President, stop funding apartheid.
About 250 attendees reportedly paid between $500 to $20,000 to attend the event, a DNC official told the Seattle Times.
Obama then traveled to the Hunts Point home of former Costco CEO Jim
Following his Seattle stop, Obama continued his DNC fundraising trip to San Francisco and L.A.
MyNorthwest.com's Stephanie Klein contributed to this report.
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