Home for Purim: Hillary Clinton Back in Hollywood Mar. 24

CBS News

Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will return to Hollywood later this month for a series of fundraising events, including at least one “Evening with Hillary” event scheduled for March 24.

Clinton will attend at least two fundraising events that Thursday, although a “big ticket” fundraiser hosted by actor George Clooney rumored for that date has been pushed to a later date, according to Deadline.

Clooney told the Guardian he would host a fundraiser for Clinton during an interview with the paper to promote his latest film Hail, Caesar! earlier this week.

Tickets for the “Evening with Hillary” event — which will be held just two days after the Arizona and Utah Democratic primaries and the Idaho Democratic caucus — start at $250 and go up to $1,000, which Variety notes is cheaper than many of her fundraising events in Southern California have been. According to the event page, the $250-level tickets are currently sold out.

Bundlers who raise $10,000 for Clinton’s campaign can attend a reception with the former Secretary of State ahead of the event.

Clinton last visited California in February, where she attended a series of fundraisers and paid a visit to the set of the ABC television series Scandal, where she posed for a photo with actress Kerry Washington and with other actors from the show.

While in town in February, Clinton attended a $2,700-per-person reception at the Hancock Park home of producer Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and her husband, Marketshare CEO Jon Vein. In attendance were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, actors Jim Parsons and George Takei, singer Courtney Love, entertainment mogul Haim Saban and Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Tony Cardenas, while producer Lawrence Bender and actor-comedian Will Ferrell were a part of the host committee, according to Variety.

The March trip will be Clinton’s eighth fundraising visit to the region, where she has heavily outraised her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Clinton and Sanders are set to square off Sunday night in CNN’s Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, two days before the Michigan primary.

March 24 also happens to be the Jewish holiday of Purim, a celebration of the salvation of Persia’s Jews from destruction several millennia ago. Festivities involve public readings of the Book of Esther, costumes, noisemakers, and general drunkenness.

No word on whether Clinton plans to observe the holiday.