Obama Home to Celebrate, Raise Money for Giannoulias

August 5, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — President Obama arrived in his adopted hometown of Chicago for a rare visit in which he hopes to combine business and pleasure, having a birthday party for himself with Oprah Winfrey and others and touring a Ford factory he cites as an example of how his stimulus plan has helped the economy.

Perhaps most important, Obama is here to raise money for his basketball buddy, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, who is in a tight race to win Obama’s old Senate seat. Obama may try to work in a basketball game while he’s here.

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