Friday, January 24, 2014

DISGUSTING NY Governor Cuomo Raises $600,000 in Two Hours in Hollywood

WSJ reports:
In just over two hours in the leafy backyard of a Hollywood movie studio chief's home Thursday night, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised more than $600,000 for his reelection bid, according to a person who attended the event.

In a rare out-of-state trip for the Democratic governor, Mr. Cuomo traveled to Los Angeles for a fundraiser held at the home of Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman Jim Gianopulos and attended by an entertainment industry-heavy crowd of 125 people, according to the person.

Hosting the event, in addition to Mr. Gianopulos, was a full complement of Hollywood executives, including Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey, Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Universal Studios President Ron Meyer, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s Jeffrey Katzenberg[...]

Tickets to the "intimate evening," as an invitation to the event described it, were as much as $50,000 per couple.

Mr. Gianopulos announced the hefty fundraising haul in his opening remarks, according to the individual who was present. He introduced Chris Dodd, the former U.S. senator from Connecticut who is now chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, who then introduced the governor.

Mr. Cuomo spoke for about 20 minutes, this person said, primarily about "issues close to the entertainment industry," including intellectual-property concerns and the New York state film tax credit, as the crowd nibbled on appetizers under heat lamps arranged in Mr. Gianopulos's backyard, in the neighborhood of Brentwood[...]

The West Coast trip came a week after Mr. Cuomo, who faces re-election this year, filed documents with the state Board of Elections showing that his campaign has accumulated a large war chest of $33.3 million cash on hand.

Let's call this what it is a payment for future influence.


  1. Best damn representation money can buy...

  2. At least we know where the rats find the trash that feeds them.