Obama Visits Beverly Hills Elites to Raise Money for Hillary, Democrats

U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, on stage during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. With the historic nomination for the first woman to run as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party, Democrats gathered …
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Obama heads to Beverly Hills for a $100,000 per person fundraiser at the home of Marilyn and Jeff Katzenberg on October 24, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The president will visit the home of the DreamWorks CEO for a “discussion” to raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund. Some of the money raised during the event will also go to the Democratic National Committee and state Democratic parties.

The next day, President Obama will appear at a Beverly Hills “roundtable discussion” at the home of Ryan Murphy and David Miller. The $33,400 per ticket fundraiser will benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as the Democratic Party seeks to regain the Senate on Election Day.

This past August, Hillary Clinton raised $18 million on a three-day trip through California, or roughly $270,000 an hour, as she mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson, Apple CEO Tim Cook, performer Justin Timberlake and several of the Golden States most affluent families, according to the Associated Press.

The Times also notes that former presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will headline an October 28 fundraiser in Studio City, which is being promoted as “the last official HRC event in Los Angeles.”

O’Malley will reportedly perform on his guitar. Tickets to attend are $1,000 per guest and $2,700 to take a photo with O’Malley.

According to a study released by the Center for Public Integrity, approximately $382,000 was given to Clinton by members of the news media and journalists through August. In comparison, the same study found that approximately 50 identifiable journalists gave roughly $14,000 to the Trump campaign combined.

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