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President Clinton to visit Los Angeles for Obama fundraiser

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Former President Bill Clinton will be in Los Angeles in two weeks for an outrageously expensive breakfast on behalf of the Obama campaign — and he’s bringing a new Democratic Party star along with him.

The former president and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who got raves for his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, will headline an Oct. 8 breakfast at the home of Michael King, whose family ran King World Productions.

For $10,000 a couple can get a photo op and premium seating at the breakfast. Couples willing to spend a bit more — $40,000 — can also get a meet-and-greet opportunity. General admission to the event is a relative steal at $1,000.

The breakfast will take place the morning after President Barack Obama rocks out at the 30 Days to Victory concert at Nokia Theatre. Confirmed artists include Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, and Earth Wind and Fire.

After the fundraising breakfast, the former president will stay in town for an evening event with The Clinton Foundation’s Millennium Network.

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