WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- President Obama, just back from Afghanistan, dove right back into campaign mode Wednesday evening, attending two Washington fundraisers.
Obama showed up for two separate receptions at the W Hotel sporting a dark suit.
About 25 people were expected for each event. Tickets cost them $40,000 each with the proceeds going to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
Obama got back stateside about Air Force One in mid-morning, reaching Andrews Air Force Base at 10:40 a.m., then hopping on Marine One for the jaunt to the south lawn of the White House.
The president's trip had started at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan about 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday. There was a refueling stop at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
White House aides on board the flight had no official comment on an attack that occurred in Kabul shortly after Obama's departure, though one official noted similar recent violence had brought swift and effective reaction by Afghan security forces.
"We think that's a very positive development," the official said.
During the flight, Obama visited the press cabin with a piece of coffee cake with a lit candle for one of the press corps members, Bloomberg reporter Julianna Goldman, whose birthday was Wednesday and led everyone in singing "Happy Birthday."