(Edited from AP, Seattle) Sen. Patty Murray was waiting at the bottom of the steps from Air Force One to greet Barack Obama as the president arrived at Boeing Field in Seattle to give her a boost on primary election day.

Murray, considered vulnerable in her bid for a fourth term, welcomed a primary-day visit from President Barack Obama to boost her momentum and campaign checkbook for the run to November.

(Edited from AP, Seattle) Sen. Patty Murray was waiting at the bottom of the steps from Air Force One to greet Barack Obama as the president arrived at Boeing Field in Seattle to give her a boost on primary election day.

Murray, considered vulnerable in her bid for a fourth term, welcomed a primary-day visit from President Barack Obama to boost her momentum and campaign checkbook for the run to November.

Obama was tentatively slated to offer official remarks about the sluggish economy before headlining a fundraising luncheon for Murray and state Democrats, advertised at $500 and $1,000 a head.

Obama also shook hands with some bystanders before his motorcade took him up Interstate 5 lanes cleared of traffic to a business round-table at a Pioneer Square bakery to talk about jobs.

On his first visit to Washington since his election, Obama is headlining two fundraisers for Murray a luncheon at the downtown Westin hotel and a private event at the home of RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser.

Demonstrators gathered outside the Westin calling for immigration reform, ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and creating jobs.

Obama won Washington with 58 percent of the vote in 2008.

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