Clinton Cancels West Coast Fundraisers

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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Hillary Clinton canceled major fundraising stops in California this week after she became sick Sunday leaving a 9/11 memorial service in Manhattan, Politico reports.

The Democratic presidential nominee previously planned a trip through Los Angeles and San Francisco, starting with a Monday campaign fundraiser at a concert at the Masonic Auditorium, featuring KD Lang and Lizz Wright.

General admission tickets cost $250, but the cost went up to $50,000 for “chairs,” those who raised $100,000 for the campaign. This included the opportunity to go to a reception with an “exclusive performance by special guest” and a “commemorative keepsake.” Clinton campaign communications director Nick Merrill told Fox News Clinton will call into the fundraiser instead.

Another celebrity lent his Beverly Hills home to be used as a fundraising site on Tuesday. Seth McFarlane of “Family Guy” fame offered up his residence and planned to feature the musical talent of Lionel Richie. Tickets went from $5,000 to $50,000.

By Wednesday, Clinton was scheduled to appear on Ellen DeGeneres’s show, but the campaign says it is still unknown if this will happen.

Finally, on Friday, Hollywood producer Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and her husband entrepreneur Jon Vein planned to host a fundraiser in their home. Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was also expected to be on site. Tickets went from $500 to $1,000.

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley cautioned on CNN that Clinton’s cancellation of events may give her Republican opponent Donald Trump an advantage.

“If you start canceling things, it’s going to feed into the Trump campaign’s notion that she’s unfit for command,” said Brinkley.

Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile issued a statement saying she was glad that Clinton “already is feeling better” and looked “forward to seeing her back out on the campaign trail and continuing on the path to victory.”

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