Hillary Clinton Raises Record $2.1 Million at Event Hosted by Jewish Hollywood Moguls
Deadline – Hillary Clinton told a room full of Hollywood heavyweights that the midterm elections are very important to make sure the Democrats retain the Senate so they can move forward on “important issues like immigration reform.” What she also told the 60 or so guests in attendance is, to use some of the introductory remarks by co-chair Jeffrey Katzenberg, is “the amazing drawing power” of the former Secretary of State. A fact not lost on anyone as tonight’s event raised $2.1 million for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a fundraising record.The presumptive predominant 2016 Presidential candidate was the headliner at a Brentwood fundraiser co-hosted by big Democratic Party bundler Katzenberg. The DreamWorks Animation boss and his wife Marilyn were joined at event sponsored by the DSCC by fellow co-chairs and big donors Casey Wasserman and Laura Wasserman, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and Cindy Harrell Horn, and Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino and Jolene Rapino. Katzenberg’s political consigliere Andy Spahn and Jennifer Perry were also co-chairs. Although named on the invite that went out last week for tonight’s 6 PM starting event, Spielberg and Horn was not actually at the fundraiser. Big time Dem supporter Cindy Harrell Horn was as were the Rapinos and the Wassermans. Avengers director Joss Whedon was there, sources say. Also there was long time Democratic supporter Eva Longeria, Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and Cameron Diaz.