Capitol Alert: Michelle Obama to join Nancy Pelosi at fundraiser in San Francisco

01/07/2014 8:06 AM

01/07/2014 8:26 AM

First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to make a fundraising trip this month to San Francisco, a White House official confirmed Monday. Obama will appear with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for a "Women's Lunch" and reception on Jan. 31 at the Fairmont Hotel benefiting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

It's unclear whether the first lady is attending other events during the West Coast swing.

An invitation for the San Francisco luncheon lists the tickets at $500 apiece. Co-chairs receive a ticket for the photo line and a table of 10 for $10,000 while chairs get two tickets to a VIP reception and photo line, along with a table of 10, for $32,400.

Obama was to attend a series of fundraisers in Los Angeles and the Bay Area last October, including a brunch alongside Pelosi at the Fairmont Hotel, but rescheduled the trip amid the partial federal government shutdown.

With control of the House of Representatives in the balance, President Barack Obama and the first lady have reportedly agreed to headline a handful of fundraisers ahead of the midterms.

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