Just four days after Hillary Clinton’s latest swing through Los Angeles comes her husband and chief campaign surrogate, Bill Clinton.
Promoting his book “Giving,” he appears at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon, in an event open to the public but full of Oprah-level restrictions on attendees. (Example: “NO cameras, pens, photos, other books, gifts, phones, etc. will be allowed. Please leave your personal belongings in your car or at home. Items brought with you will need to be held at our bag check station.”)
In the evening, he heads over to the Brentwood home of CAA’s David O’Connor and O’Connor’s wife, Lona Williams, for a fund-raiser. The event, which starts at 8 p.m., starts at $250-per-person, with $2,300 contributors getting into a VIP reception. This is not the former president’s first Los Angeles fund-raiser for Hillary; he attended a Westwood event in April.
Co-hosts are Steve Bing, Scott Budnick, Ron Burkle, CAA’s Michael Kives and O’Connor and Williams.
At the event at Magic Johnson’s home on Friday, Hillary Clinton drew some of the biggest applause from the 300 guests when she said that her presidency would mark the end of “cowboy diplomacy.” She vowed to concentrate on repairing relationships around the world.
Clinton, speaking from a raised platform in the backyard of Johnson’s Benedict Canyon home, also appears to be getting more confident about her prospects, what with positive poll numbers and high-profile endorsements.
“Her tone was much different [than in previous visits],” said Clinton fund-raiser Christina Martin of Equity Strategic Relations. “It was much more about ‘When I am in office, I am going to do this.'”
Johnson at one point was overcome, pausing for a bit as he noted Clinton’s record of experience.
Co-hosts along with Johnson and his wife Cookie were Berry Gordy, Clarence Avant and Quincy Jones. Among those also present were Byron Allen, Joshua LeBar of “Entourage” and producer Gary Michael Walters.