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President Obama Arrives In Seattle

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President Barack Obama (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Seattle for two political fundraisers.

After Air Force One touched down at Boeing Field around 3:15 p.m., he stopped for about 10 minutes to shake hands, take photos and hold a baby.

Washington politicians including Gov. Jay Inslee joined him in a SUV to drive in a motorcade to his first event. The governor’s office said he was asked to brief the president on the state’s massive wildfires.

The president’s first top is in a nearby Seattle neighborhood and then he’s set to cross Lake Washington for a fundraiser in Hunt’s Point.

Drivers have been warned to prepare for road closures around the region Tuesday afternoon and evening.

His visit coincides with construction on Interstate 90, where three of the westbound lanes are closed between Bellevue and Mercer Island.

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