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Report: Harvey Weinstein, A-List Friends to Host Hillary Fundraiser

Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein is reportedly planning a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at his New York City home on Monday with help from some of his celebrity friends.

According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman will host Clinton for dinner and conversation Monday night in Manhattan, with proceeds going to the Hillary Victory Fund joint fundraising committee.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will reportedly co-host the event. A source told the Post that the dinner will be intimate, with around 50 guests set to attend.

The dinner is not listed on Clinton’s official event page. A representative for Weinstein did not immediately return Breitbart News’s request for comment.

With just six months to go until the general election in November, Clinton has dominated in Hollywood fundraising over her Democrat primary rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Clinton has raked in more than $11 million from the entertainment industry in this election cycle. Sanders, who counts support among Hollywood’s more progressive celebrities including Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon, lags far behind with just $1.2 million in entertainment industry contributions.

Weinstein is a part of the entertainment elite who have made up the core of Clinton’s campaign contributions from Hollywood thus far. Other power players who are with her include Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, who each contributed $1 million to her campaign, plus actors George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman.

Billionaire media mogul Haim Saban announced in February that he had contributed $6.4 million to Clinton’s campaign, making him her biggest Hollywood contributor thus far.

Meanwhile, Sanders has relied on online fundraising from grassroots Democrats.

Clinton clinched the Democrat presidential nomination earlier in June, with support from Democratic Party superdelegates.

 

Follow Daniel Nussbaum on Twitter: @dznussbaum

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