Obama in Park City: Democrats mum on prospects of another fundraising trip | ParkRecord.com

Obama in Park City: Democrats mum on prospects of another fundraising trip

A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee declined to discuss the prospects of President Obama making a campaign stop in Park City during his upcoming re-election bid.

Obama, then a senator from Illinois, was one of the top-tier politicians who held a fundraiser in the Park City area during the 2008 campaign.

Obama visited Park City in early August 2007, prior to the start of the primary season. He held a private fundraiser as well as staging a public rally in a parking lot off S.R. 224, in the shadow of the Utah Olympic Park.

The rally drew between 500 and 1,000 people in what was one of the most notable political appearances ever held in the Park City area. He spoke for 20 minutes, covering topics like defeating terrorism, the Iraqi war and protecting the environment, in what was a preview of his stump speeches later in the campaign.

The fundraiser was held at a private residence in the Snyderville Basin.

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