WASHINGTON— President Obama embarked Sunday on a West Coast trip to do a bit of official business while raising funds for a Democratic Party eager to go on offense after a politically debilitating two months.
Obama planned stops in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, joining fund-raisers for House and Senate Democrats as well as the national party.
Events on the schedule included a reception at the home of retired basketball star Earvin ‘‘Magic’’ Johnson and his wife, Cookie, in Beverly Hills, Calif., and one at the house of Marta Kauffman, co-creator of ‘‘Friends.’’
The trip comes as Obama’s health care law approaches a crucial Nov. 30 deadline for an improved insurance enrollment website, after an abysmal start Oct. 1 dealt a serious political blow to the White House. Also, the United States and other world powers just sealed a controversial deal with Iran for a temporary freeze of its nuclear program.
In addition to a half-dozen fund-raisers, Obama intended to use the trip to keep the heat on Congress to pass an overhaul of immigration laws.