President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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President Obama plans to speak to disabled veterans while in Atlanta next month

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton step on stage together for a campaign rally Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

President Barack Obama plans to address a conference of disabled veterans in Atlanta next month, the same day he’s scheduled to be in town to fundraise for Hillary Clinton.

A White House official said Obama will be addressing the 95th National Convention of Disabled American Veterans on August 1:

“The President believes it is our nation’s sacred obligation to honor the servicemen and women who keep America safe, and looks forward to discussing how we can ensure our veterans receive the benefits they have earned, as well as continue expanding opportunities for our service members, veterans, and their families.” 

The official said Obama will also attend a Democratic National Committee roundtable before returning to Washington, D.C. later in the day.

The fundraiser for Clinton will be held at the Atlanta home of business executive Andy Prozes, the former CEO of LexisNexis Group, and Laura Heery, an architect and strategist. The minimum price to get in the door is $33,400.

Obama’s Georgia jaunt will come four days after the Democratic convention wraps up in Philadelphia. It’ll be the first time he uses his star power to fundraise for Clinton this cycle.

The president’s appearance before the veterans group will be aimed at convincing them that Democrats are better positioned to take care of them over Donald Trump, who’s focused a lot of political capital on underscoring his support.

Atlanta, of course, has long been a destination for political fundraising. But this year Georgia has more broadly become a target for Democrats who argue that changing demographics and Trump as the GOP nominee put the state in play for the party.


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