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Obama makes surprise visit to Ted Lieu for Congress headquarters
Obama makes surprise visit to Ted Lieu for Congress headquarters

President Obama made a surprise stop Thursday at the Venice campaign headquarters for state Sen. Ted Lieu, who is running for Congress. Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance who is favored to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in the Nov. 4  election, was greeting volunteers with Rep. Steve Israel (D-New York), head of  the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, when Lieu got word Obama was about to show up. "I was surprised and thrilled," Lieu said in an interview later, adding he had about 10 minutes' notice before Obama walked through the door, trailing staff and reporters. Israel is in California to help Democrats in tight...

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