SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama is making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, courting well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that requires him to walk a fine line: If he berates Republicans too much he could jeopardize achieving his second-term goals.
Obama's California swing, which started Tuesday with two fundraisers for House Democrats, kicks off a concerted effort to help his party win back the House and keep its Senate majority next year. It's a mission that, if successful, would improve his playing field and help him secure his legacy during his final two years in office.
Obama told donors Tuesday night he's prepared to work with Republicans to pass legislation aimed at gun violence, an immigration overhaul and fiscal stability.
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