- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to spend much of his day in Connecticut

The president gives the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London at 11 a.m.

He then heads to Stamford to attend a private fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

The Hearst Media Group is reporting that guests are paying up to $33,000 to attend the event at the North Stamford home of businessman Michael Whittingham and have a private audience with the president.

President Obama has not been to Connecticut since last November, when he made a campaign stop in Bridgeport on behalf of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Malloy also plans to attend the Coast Guard commencement, but the governor’s office says a scheduling conflict will keep him from the fundraiser.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide