Michelle Obama to hit West Coast for fundraising swing

Michelle Obama will head to the West Coast next month on a high-profile fundraising swing.

Her first stop will be in Los Angeles on Oct. 11, where she'll hold a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the home of "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Philip Rosenthal and his wife, Monica, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Then she'll join House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in San Francisco on Oct. 13 for a "Women's Brunch" at the Fairmont Hotel, according to an invitation obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles trip could be the White House's way of making up to the party: President Obama was scheduled to attend a similar DNC fundraiser on Sept. 9, but canceled it because of the crisis in Syria.

The White House has made no official announcement about the events or the first lady's schedule.

In L.A., the first lady will take photos and then hold a roundtable discussion. Tickets for the photo reception start at $1,250 while the roundtable discussion tickets start at $10,000 per person.

The San Francisco trip will be the first lady's first fundraiser this year for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Ticket prices range from $500 for one seat to $32,000 for a couple, including VIP reception.

Democrats are pushing to retake the House in 2014. DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) has said the president has promised to put his fundraising might behind the effort.

The first lady was a prominent fundraiser for her husband's 2012 reelection effort and has continued to help Democrats, attending several events for the DNC. At a June DNC fundraiser in Washington she confronted a heckler who was protesting the White House's record on LGBT rights.

She has also attended fundraisers for Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and then-Rep. Ed Markey, who won a special election race for Massachusetts' Senate seat.