Mike Pence to attend private fundraiser in La Jolla

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Republican vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will make a fundraising swing through Southern California Wednesday, with private events planned in La Jolla and Newport Beach.

Donald Trump's running mate is expected to be in Southern California for two days, including a planned speech Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in the Ventura County city of Simi Valley.

Pence is expected to begin his day Wednesday in San Diego County, attending an 11 a.m. event in La Jolla co-hosted by developer Doug Manchester, the San Diego Reader reported. According to the Reader, weight-loss mogul Jenny Craig is also among the co-hosts, along with Madeleine Pickens, ex-wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens. The same people hosted a fundraiser for Trump in mid-July in Rancho Santa Fe.

According to the Reader, the base price of admission to the lunch event in La Jolla is $1,000, but $2,700 will allow the attendee to take a photo with Pence.

Pence is scheduled to attend a 4:30 p.m. fundraiser Wednesday in Newport Beach, with attendees making a minimum contribution of $2,700 per person, according to an invitation obtained by the Orange County Register. Attendees who make a $10,000 contribution can have their photo taken with Pence, the paper reported.

The Register reported that Pence will attend a fundraiser in the Los Angeles area on Thursday. He is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Reagan Library, with the $65 admission fee including the speech and an 11:15 a.m. buffet lunch.