From the AP:
"I know I haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I've been there long enough to know that the ways of Washington must change," Obama said to some of the loudest applause of his 20-minute speech...In San Francisco on 2/19 - The elites are gathering - Senator Barbara Boxer is hosting Obama.
In his speech, Obama did not mention his roots as the son of a man from Kenya and a woman from Kansas, his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia or the history he would make if elected. That compelling biography has turned him into a political celebrity.
Instead, he focused on his life in Illinois over the past two decades, beginning with a job as a community organizer with a $13,000-a-year salary that strengthened his Christian faith. He said the struggles he saw people face inspired him to get a law degree and run for the Legislature, where he served eight years.
We're happy to inform you that on Monday, February 19th--in honor of her 30 years of service--California's own Senator Barbara Boxer is having an event with special guest Senator Barack Obama. The cost for the event is $150.At the grassroots/netroots level - Local SF Obama for President folks like David Trotman have set up a great website OBAMASF.ORG that can help folks plug into the campaign.
This event WILL sell out so we strongly recommend that you buy your ticket TODAY.
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WHAT: Fundraiser for Barbara Boxer featuring Barack Obama
WHEN: Monday, February 19, 2007 from
5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
WHERE: Westin St. Francis Hotel, Grand Ballroom
COST: $150 ($100 for seniors and students)
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