HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Monday, August 17, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be hosting a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The fundraiser, which Clinton will not be attending, will take place inside Villaraigosa’ Hollywood Hills property. Local supporters of the candidate will be looking to make a stop at the event.
Villaraigosa’s fundraiser is just one of dozens that have been arranged for the Clinton presidential campaign in the past few months. In June, there were over 26 fundraisers, with Clinton making an appearance at many of those fundraisers.
Among the list of hosts for the fundraising events have included actor Tobey Maguire, musician Jon Bon Jovi and talent manager Scooter Braun, whose clientele includes Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. Braun’s fundraiser, which Clinton attended, was held in Southern California last week.
For Antonio Villaraigosa’s fundraiser, the list of guests will be headlined by Joel Benenson, the former senior strategist of President Barack Obama’s two campaigns. Benenson is currently the senior strategist for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Entry into the fundraiser will come with a price tag of $100, although donors wanting to get a peek inside Villaraigosa’s home can do so by writing checks for $500.
The former mayor bought his current home last March for $2.5 million. The house was previously owned by prominent music video producer Vance Lorenzini. It is said to feature panoramic views of Hollywood and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline, as well as views of local landmarks like the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. Villaraigosa formerly resided in Venice and Santa Monica.
The former mayor was considered a potential frontrunner to the Democratic nomination for president a few years ago after the 2012 election. Earlier this year, the politician decided against pursuing a race for a seat in the U.S. Senate.