Sen. Kamala Harris has made an effort to court docket donors in Hollywood for years whereas holding statewide workplace in California. | Drew Angerer/Getty Pictures
Hollywood donors are flocking to Kamala Harris.
Actors and actresses who wrote checks to the Harris marketing campaign in the course of the first three months of the 12 months included Ben Affleck, who gave $2,800; Elizabeth Banks, who donated $5,600; Eva Longoria Baston, who donated $5,400; Alison Tablet, who donated $360; Wanda Sykes, who donated $500; Lily Tomlin, who donated $525; and America Ferrera, who donated $250.
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Filmmakers and studio executives have been equally supportive of Harris’ presidential bid: Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Lee Daniels wrote Harris checks of $2,800 and $2,700, respectively. Hollywood fundraiser Jeffrey Katzenberg gave $2,800 to Harris, and former Fox Tv Group Chairman Gary Newman gave $2,700.
Harris didn’t garner a herd of Hollywood supporters accidentally. She has made an effort to court docket donors in Hollywood for years whereas holding statewide workplace in California, in addition to in the course of the early months of her presidential bid.
She stopped in Los Angeles in February for occasions with David Cooley, CEO and founding father of the nightclub Abbey, and Jeff Shell, chairman of Common Filmed Leisure Group, then in March for an additional occasion hosted by actress Katie McGrath and Abrams.
Harris raised $13.2 million as of the start of April, the second-largest fundraising haul of any candidate within the race. Of these funds, $1.2 million was cash she transferred from her Senate marketing campaign account.
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