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Barack Obama in Orange County Next Week

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Obama (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick); Balboa Bay Club photo, via its website.

Barack Obama, presumed Democratic presidential nomination and current holder of the "most liberal Senator" moniker, will hold a fundraiser from deep within enemy territory on July 13 in Newport Beach, the Daily Pilot reported today.

Yes, that Obama. He who voted in 2007 to raise the tax rate for those making more than $1 million a year to increase funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. He who voted last year to allow certain immigrants to stay in the United States while renewing their visas. Obama is slated to speak at the venerable Balboa Bay Club in Orange County; a bastion of Republican support in a region that could be ever so slightly tilting left.