Deadline reporter Dominic Patten writes that Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine — believed to be on the shortlist to be Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick — was the guest of honor at a fundraising dinner in Los Angeles earlier this week hosted by some of Hollywood’s biggest power players.
We won’t know until likely tomorrow whether Tim Kaine will be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, but we do know that the Virginia senator shares some high-level and deep-pocketed Hollywood support with the former Secretary of State. We also know that Disney’s Bob Iger and Warner Bros’ Kevin Tsujihara as well as ICM Partners Chris Silbermann, met with Kaine when he was most recently in L.A.
Kaine was in town Monday for an intimate fundraising dinner at the home of UTA managing director Jay Sures, sources tell Deadline. A longtime pal and supporter of the former Virginia governor, Sures hosted around 30 people to sit and sup with Kaine, who is still running for re-election to a second Senate term in 2018.
Among the high-powered and well-heeled guests were Turner Entertainment CCO Kevin Reilly, Fox’s Dana Walden, big Clinton backer and UTA client Chuck Lorre, and former Paramount boss Sheri Lansing. Having appeared with Clinton as recently as July 15 at a rally in his state, Kaine was complimentary of her at the Sures event, I hear.
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