Hollywood Republicans Meeting Quietly with 2016 Candidates

From The Wrap:

Founded by actor Gary Sinise in 2004, Friends of Abe is the leading Hollywood Republican group with more than 2,200 members. The organization has become a popular stop for GOP candidates looking to fill their campaign coffers while soaking up some of Hollywood’s glitz and glamour.

But FOA has kept a deliberately low profile over the years for fear that members might be blacklisted in an overwhelmingly liberal industry. Even so, some big Hollywood names, like Jon Voight, Pat Boone and Kelsey Grammer have stated publicly that they are members.

The group has already met with several 2016 GOP hopefuls including Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Carson and Paul.

On Friday the group will host an event with GOP candidate Donald Trump following his controversial comments on undocumented Mexican immigrants.

“I’m anxious to give him the opportunity to clarify what he has said and what is in his heart,” said Lionel Chetwynd, whose credits include “The Man Who Captured Eichmann” and “Ike: Countdown to D-Day.”

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