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Clinton gala raises $1 million

April 24, 2006|Tina Daunt

Nearly $1 million was raised for Hillary Rodham Clinton's U.S. Senate reelection campaign Friday evening at a celebrity-studded event held at supermarket magnate Ron Burkle's Beverly Hills estate, an organizer said Sunday.

Nearly 450 guests turned out to support Clinton, who was accompanied by her husband, former President Clinton. The New York Democrat's campaign fund-raiser was one of her largest since she took office. Guests included Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner and the Edge from U2.

It was the third major fund-raising trip Clinton has made to L.A. in the past 12 months. Although her Hollywood support appears to be softening, she maintains a powerful group of loyalists here. In addition to Burkle, other billionaire supporters include Haim Saban and Steve Bing, both of whom were co-sponsors of the weekend gala.

-- Tina Daunt

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