South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg is set to haul in mega cash among Hollywood’s elite this summer, according to a new report.
Buttigieg, who is openly gay, will reportedly be seeking donations from the “potent gay power players” of the entertainment industry.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that plans are underway for what will most certainly be Buttigieg’s most high-profile industry fundraiser to date. The event will be held June 19 in Los Angeles at the home of TV superproducer Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller with some of Hollywood’s most potent gay power players and couples ready to attach their names as co-sponsors for the event.
In addition to Murphy and Miller, co-hosts include Matt Bomer and husband Simon Halls; CAA partner Bryan Lourd and husband Bruce Bozzi; TV mogul Greg Berlanti and producer husband Robbie Rogers; former People editor Jess Cagle and TV writer-producer husband Matt Whitney; CAA partner Kevin Huvane; and actor Billy Eichner.
The first debate hasn’t occurred but Hollywood is already throwing cash at the 2020 Democratic candidates.
As Breitbart News previously reported, the candidates’ 2019 first quarter reports were full of celebrities. Mayor Pete took donations from producer Bradley Whitford and actors Mandy Moore and Ryan Reynolds.
California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) took donations from actors Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle, and Wanda Sykes. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), despite taking pride in his small donors, is open to taking elite cash. In the first quarter of 2019, the Vermont socialist took donations from Danny DeVito and Susan Sarandon.
In the 2018 midterms, Tinseltown dug in deep to support Democrats, with nearly 100 percent of all donations from entertainment elites going to Democrats or Democratic-supporting PACs.