Obama in California to Raise Money for Fellow Democrats

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) -
U.S. President Barack Obama salutes as he steps from Air Force One upon his arrival in San Jose, California February 10, 2016. Obama will attend several fund raisers while in San Jose on Thursday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Barack Obama salutes as he steps from Air Force One on arrival in San Jose, California, Wednesday. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

President Barack Obama is opening a weeklong visit to California where his first stops include raising money for fellow Democrats.

Obama is scheduled to headline four fund-raisers Thursday, two in Silicon Valley and two in Los Angeles.

Obama arrived in California late Wednesday after delivering a speech about civility in politics to the Illinois General Assembly. He entered politics as an Illinois state senator.

Obama has invited the leaders of 10 Southeast Asian nations to a two-day summit that opens Monday in Rancho Mirage, California.