ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Stars to Host $5,000 Per Person Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

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Nearly a month after executive producer Shonda Rhimes and Scandal star Kerry Washington starred in a pro-Hillary Clinton campaign ad, the faces of ABC’s primetime political drama are set to host a star-studded fundraiser for the leading Democratic candidate.

Several Scandal stars, including President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn), former First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), and Quinn and Huck (Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes), are expected to attend the April 27 event in Washington, D.C.

Longtime Clinton operative Huma Abedin and campaign vice chair Jake Sullivan are also expected to attend the fundraiser.

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has emerged as one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters in Hollywood. During a California fundraising tour, Clinton visited the Scandal set and took pictures with many of the same cast members who will be in attendance at this month’s fundraiser.

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Tickets for the event start at $250 per person and jump to $5,000 for those attendees who want to meet Clinton and Scandal cast members.

That price is far cheaper than the whopping $175,000 per plate George and Amal Clooney-hosted Clinton fundraiser taking place on April 15.

As the Democratic presidential primary drags on longer than most expected, Clinton is relying heavily on her Hollywood backers, perhaps now more than ever. In addition to losing seven straight primaries to Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton also lost the money raising battle to the Vermont senator for the third straight month.

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