Hollywood’s already launched a weekly, one-hour campaign commercial for Hillary in the form of the news series “Madam Secretary.” But that’s what’s known as an in-kind contribution. If Hillary’s going to deliver a third Obama term, she’s going to need real money. Sunday in the tony Pacific Palisades, Hollywood started its fundraising engine:
As Clinton, 66, was in New York on Sept. 21 for the annual Clinton Global Initiative gathering, the leading pro-Clinton super PAC held an event for more than 70 supporters at the Pacific Palisades home of producer Howard Gordon and wife Cambria. The event was organized by the Ready for Hillary super PAC, which bills itself as a group “encouraging” Clinton to run while laying the financial “groundwork” for a campaign. Several of those at the gathering, co-hosted by producer Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller, told THR that they believe Clinton likely will declare her candidacy soon after the November midterm elections. …
The event, which featured a concert by Gordon’s neighbor Burt Bacharach and an appearance by Sen. Barbara Boxer, was Ready for Hillary’s largest West Coast fundraiser so far. (Tickets were priced from $1,000 to $2,500.) Among those in attendance were Fox’s Dana Walden, screenwriter Billy Ray and former Fox president Gail Berman. Michael Douglas, who was out of town, sent a contribution.
Nice to have friends among the Top 1%.
And it’s only 2014.
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