September 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Things have been looking so good for President Obama lately that he's starting to worry they might be too good. Speaking at a fundraiser on Friday night, Obama told his supporters not to pop the champagne too early. "This is going to be a race,” the president told a group of donors at the home of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) “We're going to have to work our hearts out over the next 39 days. " "I don't want anyone to feel that somehow we're done six weeks out.” Obama has enjoyed a string of improved polling numbers in important swing states this week, while his opponent, Mitt Romney, continues to struggle with fallout from his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad last week.
July 25, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Oscar winner Robert Duvall is bringing a little Hollywood cachet to the Mitt Romney fundraising effort. Duvall and his wife, Luciana, are to host Romney supporters at their home in rural Virginia in early September, according to an invitation obtained by the National Journal . Ann Romney is also slated to appear. Tickets range from $2,500 per person to attend a general reception to $25,000 a head for dinner. It's not the first time the actor, whose film credits include "To Kill A Mockingbird," " The Godfather, " The Godfather Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has gotten involved with Republican politics.
July 28, 2012 |
JERUSALEM -- Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who has committed more than $30 million to independent efforts to defeat President Obama, is expected to be among the donors mingling with Mitt Romney on Monday at a fundraiser in Jerusalem. But the Romney campaign has decided to bar reporters from that event -- breaking the protocol of an agreement developed with reporters and the campaign months ago. The presumed Republican nominee's campaign opened fundraisers to a small pool of reporters in May, as long as they were being held in public venues like hotels and restaurants.
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October 23, 2013 |
Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't yet announced if he will seek an unprecedented fourth term as California governor next year, but his fundraising schedule suggests strongly that he will. Next month, Disney's Alan Horn, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and other Hollywood powerhouses will host a Bel-Air fundraiser for the governor. The event, first reported by the Hollywood Reporter, will ask guests to pay at least $5,000 per person to attend. At the end of 2012, Brown had more than $10 million in a campaign account for his 2014 reelection.
August 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - As his campaign gets outdone again on the fundraising front , President Obama is returning to one of his most reliable sources for cash: Hollywood types. It'll be familiar faces, different backdrop for Monday night's fundraising trip to a tony town in Connecticut. Producer Harvey Weinstein is hosting Obama at his Westport home. Actress Anne Hathaway and screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin are also listed as co-hosts for the $35,800-a-ticket soiree. Paul Newman's widow, Joanne Woodward, is also expected to attend, along with about 60 others.
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August 1, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- As Democrats gathered at Pebble Beach for the annual Speaker's Cup fundraiser over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon was among the dozens of lobbyists, consultants, corporate executives and elected officials on hand for the world-class golf, four-star cuisine and political schmoozing. But when he was spotted by Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles), the host of the event, Perez had his aides ask Calderon to leave. Calderon obliged, and a $20,000 check which Calderon's client, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, wrote for Calderon's ticket to the event was refunded, according to campaign finance records filed with the secretary of state's office this week.