Obama to visit Hawaii

July 28, 2008 2:08:48 PM PDT
Barack Obama plans to travel to his native Hawaii for a fundraiser Aug. 12. The Democrat's presidential campaign confirmed the visit but did not say how long he will be in the islands. The trip is the first time since Obama announced he was running that he visited Hawaii, where his maternal grandmother lives. Obama was born in Honolulu.

Obama has said he intends to take a weeklong vacation before the Democratic National Convention in Denver in late August.

Tickets to the fundraiser at Kahala Resort will cost $2,300 per person. Those contributing more than $10,000 may attend a private reception with the Illinois senator.

Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and Hawaii banker Walter Dods are co-chairing the fundraiser.

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