SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - President Obama is back in the Bay Area Wednesday night, where he's set to attend two fundraisers for the Democratic Party Thursday. Air Force One touched down safely at Moffett Field just after 7 p.m.
The President is staying overnight at the Sheraton Hotel in Milpitas.
When the President landed, he was greeted by representatives from the Air Force and National Guard well as the mayors of Mountain View and San Jose.
“It was a great thrill,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “I have great respect for President Obama and the legacy he's leaving for our country.”
Liccardo said the two briefly talked about initiatives focused on getting young people into tech jobs.
“We talked about some projects we are working on with the White House. One of them is called “My Brother’s Keeper” which is trying to broaden opportunities in the Valley particularly of children of color.”
Liccardo then joked he wouldn’t be going to any of the President’s fundraisers given it's out of his tax bracket.
On Thursday, the president will be at the Atherton home of Steve Westly, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former state controller. He’s there to raise money for the Democratic National Committee.
Tickets range in price from $250 for general admission, $10,000 with a photo with the president to $25K to be a co-host.
Later in the day, the President will be attending another fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Before his trip to the Bay Area, the President was in Springfield, Ilinois where he began his political career in the Illinois State Senate and announced his candidacy for president. There, he addressed the importance of unity and bipartisanship.
After his fundraisers in the Bay Area, the President will depart on Air Force One from Moffett Field at 2 p.m.