Hillary Clinton returned to Los Angeles on Friday for another round of fundraising for her presidential campaign, drawing donors at two evening events at the homes of HBO’s Michael Lombardo and Tobey Maguire.
Among those attending an event at the Brentwood home of Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer were Leonardo DiCaprio (and his mother), Elizabeth Banks, Dustin Lance Black, producer Howard Gordon and producer Bruce Cohen.
According to an attendee, Clinton repeated a line from her speech last weekend, in which she said she would be the youngest woman elected president in the history of the country. She also addressed the South Carolina shootings, and said that there was still work to be done in bridging the gaps between race and religion in different parts of the country. And she talked about her experience in foreign affairs. She also cited Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), her former Senate colleague, as the funniest (as in wittiest) of the GOP contenders for president.
Lombardo, president of programming for HBO, and his husband Sonny Ward hosted at their Hancock Park home earlier in the evening at an event that was aimed at LGBT donors. That event drew about 120 people, and an attendee said that Clinton, introduced by Lombardo, posed with photos with each of the guests. She addressed LGBT issues, sharing stories from the campaign trail of young people who have approached her about their fears of acceptance.
The events, priced at $2,700 per person, were closed to the press.
Earlier in the day, Clinton raised money at the home of Peter Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield Corp.
This was Clinton’s second visit to Los Angeles to raise money since announcing her bid for the White House. She raised about $3 million in May at a series of events, including fundraisers at the homes of Steven Bochco and Haim Saban.