Barbra Streisand, Tim Robbins and other progressive stars helped First Lady Michelle Obama fill Democrat coffers yesterday to keep both the House and Senate out of the GOP’s mitts.
The L.A. fundraiser, held at the home of Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal, also included James Brolin, Paul Reiser, Dolores Roberts and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. The event netted $700,000 for the liberal cause.
The First Lady did the political heavy lifting, scaring the soiree attendees by saying the GOP could not only keep the house later this year but win back the Senate.
What I want all of you to think about for just a minute is what could happen if we lose those six seats,” saying it could mean the repeal of the ACA, interference with a woman’s ability to obtain contraception, the banning of same-sex marriage, cutting off unemployment insurance, according to a pool report on the first lady’s comments. “That’s just the beginning,” she said. “Thirty-seven governor’s seats are up for grabs, nearly 3/4 of our state houses. We’ve got state legislatures in play, and remember, these are the folks who draw those congressional districts.
Guests dined on gourmet pizza provided by celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Mozza.