Kim Kardashian keeps up with Clinton at Hollywood fund-raiser

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West with US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West with US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.TWITTER

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Reality TV diva Kim Kardashian had better things to do Thursday than tune in to the Republican presidential debate - like snaring a selfie with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

"Excited to be meeting our next President tonight!! Maybe she'll take a selfie with me," she said on Twitter before setting off to a celebrity-rich Clinton fund-raiser in Los Angeles hosted by Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun.

Two and a half hours later, she delivered the goods to her 34.2 million Twitter followers - a selfie with Clinton, with rapper husband Kanye West leaning into the frame in the background.

"I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak and hearing her goals for our country #HillaryForPresident," Kardashian wrote.

By midday on Friday (midnight on Saturday, Singapore time), the photo had 20,000 likes on Twitter and another 773,000 on Instagram.

It was Clinton's third event appealing to Hollywood for contributions in the run-up to the November 2016 election, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Among the 250 guests at the exclusive US$2,700-a-ticket (S$3,700) event - which Braun hosted at his Hollywood mansion - were Tom Hanks, Jessica Alba and Kris Jenner, the showbiz trade journal said.

Kardashian is no stranger when it comes to rubbing shoulders with politicos, being a regular on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents' Association gala in Washington for several years running.

Hollywood is widely perceived as having Democratic leanings - but billionaire Republican front-runner Donald Trump is as well-known to Americans as the outspoken host of his own reality TV show The Apprentice as he is for his real estate wheeling and dealing.