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Evil 1 2012/02/24 00:30:25
Presidential Piggybacking: Obama Trips Combine Official, Political Business

President Obama jets to Florida today for a mix of official and political business that will steal some headlines in the Sunshine State and line his campaign coffers with at least $4 million.


Obama has taken four trips outside Washington, D.C., since Jan. 1, including 18 re-election fundraisers interspersed with various activities related to his duties as president. Most recently, Obama concluded a three-day, three-state swing when he attended eight fundraisers and two official events.

Obama's trip to Florida and back today will cost at least $674,000 in Air Force One flight time alone.


His three-day, three-state swing that included two official events and eight fundraisers, netting more than $8 million last week, incurred flight costs of $2.1 million, based on the Air Force figure and flight times gathered from press pool reports.

Read More: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/presidential-p...

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