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Bill Clinton traveling to Irvine to boost CA Democratic Congressional candidates

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Former President Bill Clinton recently spoke at an event at Florida International University in Miami.

Bill Clinton is visiting Orange County Tuesday. The former President is lending some star power to a quintet of lesser known Democrats who'd like to become members of the US House of Representatives.

Democrats know that if they want a shot at taking back the House, they have to pick up more than two dozen seats around the country.  Redistricting has made California ground zero for turning red to blue.

To help out, Clinton will be the headliner at a UC Irvine rally called "California's Voice."

He'll be there to boost candidates in five of the toughest House races in California.  Three are running for open seats: Julia Brownley in Ventura,  Alan Lowenthal in Long Beach, and Mark Takano in Riverside. Two others are taking on GOP incumbents: Scott Peters in San Diego, and Raul Ruiz in Palm Springs.


President Clinton to visit Los Angeles for Obama fundraiser



Former President Bill Clinton will be in Los Angeles in two weeks to raise money for President Barack Obama's reelection.

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.