Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Attend Hillary Clinton Fundraiser in L.A.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend

Hillary Clinton made her third swing through Los Angeles since announcing her presidential bid, to raise money at the Brentwood home of Scooter Braun, manager to Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, and his wife Yael Cohen.

The sold-out early evening event drew about 250 people, at ticket prices of $2,700 per person, giving her campaign another shot of cash. Early evening arrivals included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, according to two attendees, along with Kris Jenner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Sim Farar, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Usher, Jason Collins and Mary Steenburgen, a longtime friend of the Clintons. Also there was Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

“I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country!” Kardashian wrote on Twitter.

In her remarks, Clinton did make reference to the event going on at the same time — the first 2016 GOP presidential debate, where she was a frequent target. She remarked on both the size of the field and her hopes that they will continue debating, according to an attendee.

She also talked about her support of the deal with Iran to limit that country’s nuclear program, and how it projected U.S. leadership in the world, the attendee said. She cited the difficulty in getting the Russians and Chinese to agree to sanctions against the Iranian regime. On Thursday evening, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that he was opposed to the deal.

Clinton also brought up the need for support of mental health and addiction programs, a topic that she has raised at other L.A. events and on the campaign trail.

Later, she tweeted about the departure of Jon Stewart coming on the same night as the GOP debate, but too late for “The Daily Show” host to weigh in.

She wrote, “Missing Jon Stewart already. #GOPdebate #JonVoyage -H”

The event was held in the exquisitely landscaped backyard of the home that Braun and his wife bought from Stacey Snider for $13.1 million in 2014.

Clinton has enjoyed big support from Hollywood donors, not just in contributions to her official campaign apparatus, but to a SuperPAC, Priorities USA Action, that is supporting her candidacy. About one-third of the $15.7 million that the group raised in the first half of the year came from entertainment industry donors, including Katzenberg, Haim Saban and Steven Spielberg, who each gave $1 million.

Earlier in the day, Clinton held her first Los Angeles public event of her 2016 campaign, stopping by Los Angeles Trade Technical College for a roundtable discussion on home health care.

On Wednesday, a group of Los Angeles donors and activists gathered at a West Hollywood restaurant for a Draft Biden event, a committee set up to encourage Vice President Joseph Biden to enter the race. The prospect of him entering has drawn a mixture of reaction from Democratic donors, with some saying that Clinton has locked up so much support already and others saying that there is a need for a formidable alternative.

“Have they circled up a lot of folks? Yes. All the folks? No,” said one top fundraiser for Democrats who has not yet committed to a candidate. “There’s plenty of money out there.”

Clinton’s event reached capacity well before the event, with organizers turning away donors who wanted to attend.

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  1. Golf Fan says:

    If you had not known it before, Clinton’s “hanging out” with Kim and Kanye should let you know the type of people she cares about and whose opinion she thinks is important. The selfie just made me laugh. She is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. I am talking about both Kim and Hiliary.

  2. Victoria says:

    While Hillary was NOT watching the debate and palling around with the Kardashians, the industrious Bernie Sanders was LIVE BLOGGING the debate and gained thousands of new followers. Hillary is doing eVERYTHING wrong. She thinks she is owed this nomination but doesn’t want to work for it or answer questions. She is in for a VERY rude awakening,…. and let’s not forget the FBI sniffing around her.

  3. Ladislav Din says:

    So Hillary demonstrated the difference between her and the Republicans and her commitment to FIGHT for everyday Americans at a glitzy, Hollywood, BIG ticker fundraiser. H–> ypocrite

  4. Jen Jennifer says:

    Yuk. They all deserve each other

  5. Michael says:

    WOW…………….Another perfect example NOT TO VOTE FOR HILLARY!!!!!

  6. ObserverMI says:

    Shows again just how ignorant those fools are. Hanging with a narcissist who sells out our country for… money.
    Wow, talk about Clueless.

  7. Jay Thomas says:

    Clinton has no shame. She’ll kiss any butt for money. Sell-out.

  8. Sara says:

    Please stop depressing me. Of course they are. No Brainer. They build their empires thru the Media Machine who have lots.of love for Hillary. Evidened by their blackout of Bernie Sanders. So I say to Hillary take kim and Kanye money cause most Americans are broke…

  9. Bernadette says:

    Wonder if ANY Kardashian, West or Jenner is a registered voter?

  10. TROY says:

    Clinton just dumbed herself w a y down, associating with these ignorant, self-serving people. Hope their money was worth it. Take a selfie with Dimbo?.

  11. Martin says:

    If I wanted to be taken seriously in politics, I would not have a Kardashian, Jenner or Kardashian-West near my fund-raisers.

  12. guest says:

    And THIS is a headline? The former Secretary of State has a fundraiser for the future and
    THIS is what you headline? Kim and Kanye? Army Archerd is spinning in his grave.

  13. HH says:

    You’d almost have to hate America to support a stinkin’ crook like Hillary Clinton.

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