Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hollywood Operator Throws Political Might Behind Effort to Unseat Mitch McConnell

Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Democrats’ premier Hollywood fundraiser and donor, is throwing himself completely behind Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes’ effort to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

There goes McConnell's money edge if he gets to the general election.

Hollywood money is bigger than almost any money, if it is focused. Katzenberg will focus it.

Democratic sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Katzenberg has decided to make the Kentucky senate race the focus of his efforts during the 2014 midterm elections, and Tuesday he sent out a letter urging local Dems to turn out on Grimes’ behalf during a two-day fundraising visit she will make to Los Angeles Sept. 25 and 26. So far, a luncheon at Il Moro restaurant is the centerpiece of that visit, but sources tell THR that a full schedule of other events will be added.

Get this,THR also writes:
Diane Hamwi, Hillary Clinton's California fundraiser in 2008, is also on board as Grimes' California finance chair. Circulating Katzenberg's letter to her own network of donors, Hamwi wrote: "We can beat Mitch McConnell and Alison is the one to do it! As KY's secretary of state, she has already won statewide and at 34 years of age, represents our next generation of leaders."
The DreamWorks chief, who has “maxed out” on personal donations to Grimes’ campaign, urged Hollywood Democrats to support her LA fundraiser with individual donations of $5,200 and $10,000 per couple.

1 comment:

  1. This could work against her in a state like Kentucky if McConnell hammers home the idea that she has " liberal elite Hollywood" money behind her.