Obama Breaks One-Day Texas Fundraising Record

President Barack Obama made four fundraising stops in the Lone Star State on Tuesday, bringing in an expected haul of $4 million.
Wed July 18, 2012 6:21 pm
AP Photo | Susan Walsh

Democrats opened their wallets for President Barack Obama at a series of well-attended fundraisers in San Antonio and Austin Tuesday.

The Washington Post’s David Nakamura noted that the trip was something of a departure for Obama, who has mainly stuck to campagning in swing states as of late. But as departures go, this was a lucrative one: the president was expected to rake in up to $4 million, which would, Nakamura noted, “surpass his previous single-day Texas record.”

Air Force One touched down at San Antonio International Airport at 11:15 a.m., and Obama quickly headed to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to give a luncheon speech.

“You’re not considered one of those battleground states. But that’s going to change,” Obama told the crowd of 1,200 at the convention center, who had paid at least $250 a person to attend.

The president then headed to a reception with big donors at the home of product liability

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