President Obama made the rounds in Hollywood in early April to fundraise for House and Senate Democrats.
Obama attended a fundraiser Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and wife Cindy Horn’s Bel-Air home. It was the 40th Hollywood fundraiser for the president.
Attendees shelled out $66,800 per couple, and included Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Disney CEO Bob Iger, according to Deadline. Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and wife Katie McGrath, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Norman Lear and Lyn Lear, Barbra Streisand and James Brolin were also co-hosts of the fundraiser.
The fundraiser benefitted House Democrats in their effort to recapture the majority. Many political observers believe presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump would hurt more moderate Republican representatives and give Democrats a favorable chance of winning the majority.
House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), were expected to attend the event.
The next morning, Obama attended a breakfast at Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer’s home to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Committee. Tickets were $33,400 per couple.
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President Obama made a fundraising swing through Los Angeles last week, which included an appearance on The Ellen Show and hanging out with celebrity donors.
Obama attended a high-dollar fundraisers at HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo and Leah and Sam Fisher’s house, where John Legend performed. Other co-hosts included Mark Ronson, music manager Brandon Creed and Empire actress and ex-Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland and her husband/manager Tim Weatherspoon, according to Deadline.
Later that day, Obama met privately with Dreamworks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg, actor Will Smith and Disney’s Alan Horn, according to Deadline.
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California attorney general and United States senate candidate Kamala Harris has won the financial support of many big Hollywood names, The Hill reports.
Singer John Legend ($2,000), Family Guy writer Seth MacFarlane ($5,000), actor Sean Penn ($5,000), Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg ($5,200), director Rob Reiner ($2,700) and producer Laurie David ($5,400).
Other names to pop up on campaign finance reports include producers Norman Lear and Chuck Lorre, Steven Bochco, former ESPN personality and now-NFL Network host Rich Eisen, talent agent Ari Emanuel, model Julianne Phillips, producer Brian Grazer, Viacom President Doug Herzog, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer.
Harris is running to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren raked in big cash and names at a fundraiser hosted by actor Ben Affleck.
Warren is running against Republican Sen. Scott Brown. The seat was previously held by Sen. Ted Kennedy before his death in 2009.
The event at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production studio in Santa Monica on Monday was dubbed “A Massachusetts Evening.” Actors Matt Damon and The Office’s John Krasinski were co-hosts of the event, however both Damon and Krasinski were filming on location and couldn’t attend the fundraiser. It drew about 150 Hollywood donors, along with more than 200 individual donations to the Warren senatorial effort, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Celebrities and industry professionals included Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Braff, Dana Delany, Tobey Maguire, Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Alan Horn and Writers Guild president Chris Keyser. Other contributors included Steven Spielberg, Rob Reiner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Sally Field, Michael King, Harvey Weinstein and Alan Ladd Jr.
The Warren campaign has yet to release the fundraising totals from the event. However, Warren’s fundraisers had set a goal of $250,000 for the evening. Donations were ranging between $1,000 and $1,500 per person.
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