Fwd: Travel pool report #8, 10/23/16 -- San Diego DCCC fundraiser arrival

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From: "Davis, Julie" >
Date: October 23, 2016 at 7:46:42 PM PDT
To: "Velz, Peter" >
Subject: Travel pool report #8, 10/23/16 -- San Diego DCCC fundraiser arrival

The motorcade made its way down a dark highway and then into the neighborhood of La Jolla, winding up a narrow palm- and cedar-lined street flanked by impressive-looking homes. We arrived at 7:28 p.m. and filed into a very modern house, cubical and with brightly colored contrasting panels in various spots. We entered through a bright blue and green fence that said "WOOF!" in red. This is the home of Christine Forester, an artist and early supporter of President Obama's first White House bid, for which she served as vice chair of his national finance committee. Here are some additional details.

On background according to a DCCC aide:

*   The event benefits the DCCC
 *   President Obama is the special guest, joining House Democratic Leader Pelosi and DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luj?n
 *   Reps Scott Peters & Susan Davis will also be in attendance
 *   The tickets are $10,000 and more, per person

Inside, the room we are in has red metal rafters and white walls, with dark carpeting. It is loaded with modern art, including drawings, paintings, and sculptures that look like they are assembled from computer mother boards, joysticks, binoculars, wires, switches and the like. There are also several disembodied white hands, from fingers to forearms, resting on a table in the back. Three long, rectangular tables are covered in black cloths and set with wine bottles and glasses as well as round white plates bearing poached salmon, a caprese salad, asparagus and rice pilaf. Smaller rectangular plates to the side have what appear to be chocolate pyramids with berries on the side. There appear to be about 75 place settings.Guests are filing in and taking seats as your pool awaits POTUS.

Julie Hirschfeld Davis
White House Correspondent
The New York Times
(202) xxx-xxx-xxxx mobile
(202) xxx-xxx-xxxx direct

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