Urbin Report

Monday, June 06, 2005

She's a uniter...

A least among rich Hollywood liberals. Today's Washington Times Inside Politics column cites a LA Times article on the subject of HRC and fundraising 3000 miles from her so-called "home state."

"Conservatives may strive to portray New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as a polarizing figure, but she unified Hollywood Democratic political donors at a series of fundraisers that netted an estimated $1 million in a single evening."
"In an industry where Democrats still like to describe themselves as in recovery from the re-election of Republican President Bush, the Clinton California swing this week was clearly a shot in the arm and spurred the inevitable talk of a possible presidential bid."
"From a $1,000-per-person soiree at the home of Warner Bros. chief Alan Horn to a late-night Young Hollywood shindig co-hosted by such performers as Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and Jake Gyllenhaal, organizers of the events Wednesday night had to turn away aspiring guests."
"One dinner at the home of radio syndication billionaire Norm Pattiz was expected to bring in $450,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, organizers said. Clinton appeared at the event with Sen. Harry Reid [democrat from Nevada who is raising the level of hostility in the Senate]"

Mark in Mexico has more.
Hillary Clinton's 2006 senate reelection bid is hitting some high spots in Hollywood. At several fundraising events around tinseltown recently, her senate campaign has begun raking in the bucks from the movers and shakers of la-la land. I did not realize that she was running for a senate seat in California. Oh, she's not? There is not enough money in New York? I see.