Despite trade clash, Obama and Pelosi fundraising together

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid their clash over trade, President Barack Obama and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi are coming together to raise campaign cash.

The president is kicking off a four-day visit to California that features four high-dollar party fundraisers, with ticket prices for each costing up to $33,400.

In a twist of awkward timing, Pelosi is bringing the president to her San Francisco district Friday for his first fundraiser to benefit Democratic House candidates in the 2016 race. That includes many of the very lawmakers who delivered Obama a stinging defeat last week in his effort to complete trade negotiations with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

Obama also plans to raise money for the Democratic National Committee, including two closed-door discussions and a Beverly Hills event Thursday night hosted by filmmaker Tyler Perry.