Hillary Clinton returns to LA for fundraisers, TV show and concert appearance

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday between two fundraisers for her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The appearance will be Clinton's second on the ABC late-night talk show. Her Nov. 5 appearance included joining children in a discussion of whether a woman could be president.

The 68-year-old Clinton will begin her ninth trip to the Los Angeles area since declaring her candidacy on April 12, 2015, with a late-afternoon fundraiser at the Santa Monica home of Julia Franz and Chris Silbermann.

Tickets are $2,700, the maximum individual contribution under federal law to a candidate seeking a party's presidential nomination, according to an invitation obtained by City News Service.

Individuals raising $10,000 for what the campaign is billing as a "Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton" will be designated as co-hosts and receive an invitation to a reception with fellow co-hosts and be able to have
their picture taken with Clinton.

Silbermann is a co-founder of the talent agency ICM Partners. Franz, his wife, has produced such television series as "State of Affairs," "Men at Work" and "Made in Jersey."

The couple hosted a $33,400-per-person Democratic National Committee fundraiser in 2015, when President Barack Obama took part in a roundtable discussion.

Following her appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Clinton will speak at an evening event at the Avalon Hollywood nightclub, which will also include performances by the singers Estelle and Ben Harper. Hip-hop music magnate Russell Simmons will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets start at $500, with a $1,000 ticket giving the donor "preferred viewing," according to the invitation.

Individuals raising $10,000 will be designated as co-hosts and receive an invitation to a reception with fellow co-hosts and be able to have their picture taken with Clinton.

Clinton has held 20 fundraisers during her previous visits to the Los Angeles area during the 2016 campaign cycle.

Thursday's events conclude a three-day series of fundraisers by Clinton. She held a fundraiser in Medina, Washington Tuesday and and two in Northern California Wednesday, according to the website PoliticalPartyTime.org, which tracks political fundraisers.

Clinton's visit comes one day after she further outlined her strategy for defeating the Islamic State group. "We face an adversary that is constantly adapting and operating across multiple theaters, so our response must be just as nimble and far-reaching," Clinton said during the speech at Stanford University.

"Second, to defeat this transnational threat, we need to reinforce the alliances that have been core pillars of American power for decades. And third, we need to rely on what actually works, not bluster that alienates our
partners and doesn't make us any safer."

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