(CNN) - President Barack Obama starts his one day visit to Texas with policy, but he ends it with pure politics.
After speaking out on the need for immigration reform at an event in El, Paso, Texas, near the border with Mexico, the president travels to the Austin, the state capital, to headline two fundraisers Tuesday evening
The first event's at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits. A source with knowledge of the event says that approximately 750 people are scheduled to attend the function, with country music artist Robert Earl Keen performing at the gathering.
The second fundraiser is a dinner being held at a private residence, with around 50 people in attendance.
Tickets for the two events range from $44 to the legal maximum limit of $35,800 that an individual can contribute for both the primary and the general election. The money raised will go to the Obama Victory Fund, with the proceeds being shared by both the president's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
While Texas is a red state, Austin is a bastion of liberal politics, and is a pretty good place for Democrats to fundraise. Travis County, Texas, (which includes Austin) was the source of $18.9 million in federal contributions during the 2008 presidential campaign cycle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Of those contributions, 63 percent ($10.9 million) went to Democratic candidates, parties, and Democratic-leaning organizations. Travis County also had the largest total contributions of any Texas county that gave to a majority of Democrats.
The president announced on April 4 that he was setting up his re-election campaign. A week later he personally kicked off his fundraising drive by headlining three events in his hometown of Chicago. He was also the main attraction at fundraisers in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City.
Obama shattered all records by raising nearly $750 million in his bid for the White House in 2008.
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