Two fundraisers among bizzers planned for today
President Obama treks to Los Angeles today for his ninth visit since taking office and, once again, he’ll raise money at a handful of Hollywood-centric events.Scheduled to land at LAX at 4 p.m., again in the midst of rush hour, Obama will head to the Holmby Hills home of producers Colleen and Bradley Bell, best known for the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Obama will headline two events: One featuring a live perf by the Foo Fighters is aimed at younger donors, with tickets starting at $250 per person, and the other is a dinner and reception with tickets set at $35,800 per person. Co-hosts of the dinner are the Bells, John Emerson and Kimberly Marteau, Will and Viveca Ferrell, Noah Mamet, Nicole Avant and Ted Sarandos, plus Ken and Lissa Solomon. This will be Obama’s first visit to L.A. in 2012, in what bundlers hope will mark increased interest and enthusiasm in his reelection campaign. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Obama has raised $1.2 million from TV, movie and music sources so far this cycle. That is down from the nearly $2.8 million he raised at this point in the last cycle, when he was locked in a fierce primary battle with Hillary Clinton.