Updated: Tuesday-, August 23, 2016 – 10:33 AM
(CNS) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton began a two-day visit to Los Angeles and Orange counties today by taping an appearance on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and attending two fundraisers.
The first fundraiser was at the home of Basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin “Magic” Johnson near Beverly Hills, with co-hosts including actors Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, former Gov. Gray Davis and Reps. Brad Sherman, D- Sherman Oaks, and Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, were among those attending, according to broadcast reports.
The second fundraiser was held at the Beverly Hills home of Haim Saban, the chairman and CEO of the Saban Capital Group, Inc., whose assets include the Spanish-language television network Univision.
Tickets began at $2,700 per person, according to an invitation obtained by City News Service. The ticket price is the maximum individual contribution to a presidential candidate under federal law.
Individuals who raised or contributed $27,000 were admitted to a co-host reception with the former secretary of state. A couple donating $100,000 attended a dinner with Clinton and had their picture taken with her.
Amounts exceeding the $2,700 limit are customarily allocated to the Democratic National Committee and state Democratic parties.
Chairs for the event included The Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger; DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg; and Casey Wasserman, chairman of the committee seeking to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles and chairman and CEO of a sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing and management agency.
Supporters of Palestinian human rights who are also critics of U.S. aid to Israel held a rally at Will Rogers Park across from The Beverly Hills Hotel, then marched a half-mile north on Benedict Canyon Drive to the intersection near Saban’s house.
Clinton’s visit began one day after the Republican National Committee released a 19-second paid web ad critical of “Hillary Clinton’s liberal elite summer tour with frequent stops in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Cape Cod.”
On Tuesday, Clinton is scheduled to hold a $33,400 per person Westside luncheon fundraiser, with hosts including actor Tobey Maguire, actress Jennifer Aniston and television producer Shonda Rhimes and two fundraisers in Laguna Beach.
The $33,400 figure is the maximum amount an individual can contribute to a national party committee in a year.