California: Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook, vamped in a photo booth with actor Justin Timberlake and dined with some of California’s richest families on what was likely the most lucrative fundraising swing of her presidential campaign.
The Democratic presidential candidate raised $18 million on a three-day trip through California, or roughly $270,000 an hour.
The visit to the West Coast comes amid a prosperous August for Clinton’s campaign, with the candidate hosting at least 54 events over the final two weeks of the month, according to a fundraising schedule.
President Barack Obama had visited the same homes in 2013. But unlike Obama, who allows reporters to observe his opening remarks, Clinton leaves the press waiting in vans and guesthouses, giving no hints at what she might be telling some of the country’s most powerful people.