Campaign 2016

Hillary Clinton has three LA fundraisers booked on May 7

hillary-clinton-smile.jpgDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Los Angeles on May 7 for at least three fundraising events, per Tina Daunt at the Hollywood Reporter. The first event of the day will be a women's breakfast reception at the Westwood home of Catherine Unger, who is a member of the Woman's Political Committee.

Next is a lunch reception at the Pacific Palisades home of Steven and Dayna Bochco. One of the co-hosts, Howard Gordon, hosted a Ready for Hillary fundraiser last September. Co-host Sim Farar was a national finance chair for Clinton in 2008.

The evening event is a reception at the home of Haim and Cheryl Saban. Casey Wasserman and his wife Laura are co-hosting. Haim Saban and Casey Wasserman sent around an email this week urging Hollywood people to donate to Clinton’s presidential campaign. “The Saban and Wasserman families are thrilled (over her candidacy) and we hope you are as well,” according to the email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

All of the events are $2,700 a person or $5,400 a couple, the legal maximum for the primary election cycle.

Ted Johnson of Variety notes that Sen. Barbara Boxer is expected to attend the Bochco event in the Palisades.

Clinton's fundraising is expected to hit some controversy when Peter Schweizer, author of "Clinton Cash," makes the round of Sunday politics shows to talk about his forthcoming book. Mike Allen's Playbook says Clinton campaign insiders are prepared. "'Clinton Cash' had been hyped ... by Rand Paul and Fox News as a ticking time bomb for the Clinton campaign, and once the New York Times made the bizarre decision to partner with its conservative author, the book was guaranteed to earn a few cycles' worth of attention ... But now that the allegations have been aired, it's clear the book fails to break any new ground."

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