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President Obama in LA on Wednesday and Thursday

 


Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, then attend a DNC fundraising reception and dinner at the Hancock Park home of television producer Shonda Rhimes.

Tickets for the event begin at $1,000, according to an invitation posted on the website, PoliticalPartyTime.org, which tracks political fundraisers.

The price is $10,000 to attend the reception and for the opportunity to have a photo taken with Obama, and $32,400 — the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee in a calendar year — to be a co- host of the event, which also allows the donor to attend a dinner with Obama in addition to the reception and the photo opportunity.

The event’s co-chairs include Kerry Washington, the star of the Rhimes- produced ABC drama “Scandal.” Rhimes is also a producer of two other ABC dramas, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” which is set to premiere Sept. 25.

“The overwhelming majority” of tickets for the fundraiser were priced at $1,000 “because most of the people I know cannot afford” a $32,400 ticket, Rhimes told City News Service.

On Thursday, in addition to his speech at Trade-Technical College, Obama is scheduled to attend a roundtable discussion with about 30 people at the Los Angeles home of Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation, with tickets costing $32,400 each, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Obama is scheduled to depart from LAX at about 3:10 p.m. Thursday.

 

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