President Obama has set out on another West Coast swing, primarily to raise money in California. The president will pick up checks in San Francisco and Los Angeles, packing in four fundraisers and at least $2.5 million in a single day.
The headliner of the day is undoubtedly the LGBT gala in Los Angeles, a West Coast answer to a similar party held in New York a few weeks ago. Obama is expected to get a warm embrace from the L.A. crowd still riding high on the president's endorsement of gay marriage last month.
Darren Criss, of "Glee" fame, will perform at the event, filling in for singer Pink, who backed out for health reasons. Ellen DeGeneres is slated to speak. Tickets for the event start at $1,250 per person.
Obama's latest California stop follows a familiar pattern. Obama is not holding any free public events or conducting any "official" business in the state.