Obama heading to La Jolla; Perry to San Diego

President Barack Obama will visit La Jolla this month as part of a three-day West Coast tour, a White House official said last week, reported this week.

Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was set to be at Landmark Aviation in San Diego around 8 p.m. on Sept. 7, following the Reagan Library presidential candidates debate earlier

that evening. It is set to air on NBC at 5 p.m. He is expected to attend another event the next morning at the Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla, according to City News Service.

As the campaigns for both parties pick up steam, Obama’s three-day swing includes a Sept. 26 luncheon at the La Jolla home of Elizabeth and Mason Phelps, according to

The trip will start in Seattle on Sept. 25 with stops in the Silicon Valley and on Sept. 26 in the Los Angeles area before he heads to Denver on Sept. 27.

“I’m excited he’s coming into San Diego,” said Jess Durfee, county chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party told NBCSanDiego. “I think it’s the first time since he was elected. I don’t have any details yet ... All I’ve had are e-mails confirming that he will be in San Diego on Sept. 26.”

Durfee considers the visit to be “good for a community,” considering the number of federal expenditures in the area, from military and defense to research.