Bernie Sanders to Hold Fundraising Event in Los Angeles

Presidential candidate travels to Hollywood the day after first Democratic debate in Las Vegas


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is heading to Los Angeles on Wednesday, where he will hold a fundraising reception in Hollywood, his campaign announced on Friday.

Sanders’ trip to Hollywood will follow the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The presidential candidate will “discuss a wide range of issues including income and wealth inequality and the disappearing middle class, immigration reform, getting big money out of politics, criminal justice reform and his college affordability plan.”

Sanders’ fundraising reception will take place at Avalon Hollywood at 5 p.m.

On Oct. 14, Sanders will appear at a fundraiser in the Beverly Hills home of Syd and Linda Leibovitch. Rock group America will perform at the event.

Tickets start at $500 per person, with donors paying the maximum $2,700 per person also invited to a pre-event reception.

In August, Sanders drew an estimated 27,000 people during a rally at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Sanders’ campaign raised $26 million in the third quarter, just $2 million less than Hillary Clinton’s $28 million.