Klobuchar and Buttigieg (and Trump) Prepare for Big-Money L.A. Fundraisers This Week

Candidates are refreshing their coffers with the help of Hollywood

With 494 delegates up for grabs in California’s March 3 primary, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar are planning to be in Los Angeles to press flesh and collect checks in L.A. this week. Donald Trump will also be here.

Having made surprisingly strong showings in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the two Democratic candidates need to refresh their campaign coffers for contests in Nevada and South Carolina even before Super Tuesday’s California ballot bonanza is awarded.

To that end, Sen. Klobuchar is being feted at the home of Jaws star and Feminist Majority Foundation activist Lorraine Sheinberg on Monday, with tickets starting at $500 per plate. Interest in the event has reportedly gotten a New Hampshire bump since Klobuchar came in third place in that contest.

Meanwhile, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane—who’s emerged as one of Hollywood’s most generous political donors in this cycle—will be hosting New Hampshire runner-up Mayor Pete at an event on Thursday evening at a T.B.A. location. MacFarlane is on record as a Buttigieg supporter, tweeting last June that the South Bend mayor was “the most impressive candidate” on the Democratic Debate stage.

The $200 and $54 tickets for that shindig have already sold out, so anyone wishing to party will have to pony up $500.

While he’s in town Buttigieg will also appear at a Fox 11-hosted Town Hall on the USC campus. Entry is first come, first served, but the hosts recommend RSVPing.

As for Trump, he’s expected in Beverly Hills on Tuesday for a gala at an undisclosed location to support his Trump Victory Committee. Trump will also be meeting with the L.A. 2028 Olympic Committee, and having diner with the lucky donor who wins a sweepstakes hosted by the R.N.C.

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