Obama's Hollywood fundraising push meets with protests

“Yes, we are disappointed. We supported him in 2008 hoping he would help the poor and start immigration reform. But three years later, he has done nothing on immigration reform. What’s worse, the Obama Administration has deported more undocumented immigrants than the Bush Administration,” Juan Jose Gutierrez, spokesperson for the Full Rights for Immigration Coalition.

U.S. President Barack Obama, who came to Hollywood Monday seeking donations and votes for his reelection bid, found some former supporters turned to be protestors.

Obama started his seven-stop fundraising swing Sunday that was taking him from Seattle to Hollywood to San Diego and will end in Denver on Tuesday.

California is traditionally Democratic and Hollywood is widely regarded as very liberal which offered both money and votes for his 2008 election and his 2012 reelection campaign. Obama aims at raising 4 million dollars during his seven-stop campaign events.

Speaking at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, the president acknowledged that his reelection bid would be an especially tough one because people are discouraged and disillusioned with government. Even his former supporters on the West Coast are not satisfied with what he has done at the White House.


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