Ticket prices that ranged from $250 to $5,000 will go toward the President’s re-election campaign.

After the luncheon, the president and entourage then went to the northwest suburbs for a private gathering at the home of trial lawyer Mikal Watts. The mayor, Gonzalez and several dozen others were on hand. The group arrived about 2 p.m. after passing hundreds of onlookers along Interstate 10, some waving flags and taking photos, others giving the president a thumbs down.

In the Watts home, where 75 supporters gathered in the home's basketball gym, Obama thanked the donors and acknowledged guests including Ron Kirk and Henry Cisneros. Gonzalez, Longoria and Castro also were there.

Obama's motorcade then left for the airport, where he boarded Air Force One for Austin, where he was scheduled to appear at another fundraiser.

KSAT Reporter Jessie Degollado contributed to this report.