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President Obama In Miami Wednesday For DNC Fundraiser

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President Barack Obama on January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama on January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – President Barack Obama traveled to Miami Wednesday to attend a private fundraising event for the Democratic National Committee.

The President arrived at Miami International Airport aboard Air Force One at approximately 5:40 p.m., the height of rush-hour, and cause traffic around the airport to become even more congested than usual.

Mr. Obama is  departed Miami at just after 9:30 p.m.

According to CBS4 News partner the Miami Herald, Mr. Obama’s private fundraising event took place at the waterfront home of businessman and philanthropist  Joseph W. Blount in Miami Beach.

General reception tickets to the DNC fundraiser were $1,000, those wishing to attend the “Host Clutch and Reception” paid $20,000. Maximum contribution: $32,400.

Obama’s visit to Miami-Dade is the second this year, a stark contrast to 2012 when he made multiple visits to the most-populous county of the most-populous swing state in the nation.

Obama has made 29 visits to Florida since taking office in 2009; 15 times during 2012 and only two so far in 2013, including a four-day golfing weekend, according to CBS News’ Mark Knoller, who keeps track of presidential visits.

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