- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 9, 2013

First lady Michelle Obama will have to reschedule a planned fundraising swing through the West Coast, the latest casualty in a string of government shutdown repercussions.

Mrs. Obama was supposed to be in Los Angeles on Friday and then in San Francisco by Sunday. But a Democratic operative said the trips have been called off, The Hill reported. Part of the San Francisco trip would have put Mrs. Obama at a joint Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Most White House staffers have been sent on furlough in recent days — including those who book trips for President Obama and his wife, The Hill reported.

Her travels are supposed to be rescheduled, post-shutdown.

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