Obama’s fundraiser will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 at Area on La Cienega, while Clinton has chosen gay hotspot The Abbey. The Abbey’s event begins at 6 and the debate will be broadcast. Clinton will join the fundraiser after the debate finishes.
One major difference in the two events is the price. Obama’s is $250 a ticket while Clinton’s is $50 for general admission and $1,000 for a VIP reception. How much face time those shelling out $50 will get is unclear.
And what of the other frontrunner, John Edwards?
Edwards’ website says he’s holding a $15 “small change for big change” fundraiser at Republic (just doors down from Area) on La Cienega at 5:45 pm. However, that’s 15 minutes before the debate is supposed to begin. No word on whether there’s a tie-in with the debate there or not.
More on how the candidates are PRing the event, and encouraging supporters to throw house parties, from Good as You.