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Anschutz Entertainment Group to host mayoral fundraiser for Jan Perry

AEG will host a fundraiser for Jan Perry's mayoral campaign next month. The ticket price? $1,300.
AEG will host a fundraiser for Jan Perry's mayoral campaign next month. The ticket price? $1,300. Courtesy of Perry campaign

In Los Angeles, the nexus of politics and business often involves the Anschutz Entertainment Group — and that will be especially true when the company hosts a fundraiser for mayoral candidate Jan Perry.

Call it an act of gratitude. As an L.A. City Councilwoman, Perry has long represented — and supported — AEG’s downtown campus, which includes Staples Center and L.A. Live. She also voted for the Farmers Field football stadium, which will be built on adjacent property if the NFL moves a team here. 

This will be AEG’s first fundraiser for Perry’s mayoral campaign. According to the most recent  contribution report, her campaign has raised $1.3 million — less than half as much as Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti, who each reported raising $2.8 million for their mayoral bids.

The reception for Perry is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Supporters are being asked to donate $1,300 – the maximum contribution allowed in the primary.

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