Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is the lastest Hollywood figure to plan a high-profile fundraiser for President Obama. Weinstein will hold a $35,000-per-person dinner at his Westport, Conn. home on Monday, Aug. 6.
The famed movie producer has been a staunch supporter of the president. According to public records, Weinstein has donated over $75,000 to democratic campaigns this election cycle, including a $35,800 check directly to Obama's campaign. "I think he’s got deep personal beliefs," Weinstein told The Huffington Post in July. "I don’t have to agree with everything a candidate does to support him."
In May, actor George Clooney hosted a star-studded Obama fundraiser at his home in Studio City, Ca. The 150-person event brought in $15 million, from both ticket prices -- $40,000 per person -- and donations of $3 or more that entered donors into a raffle to win tickets to the event, according to the Los Angeles Times. Following Clooney's event, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick hosted their own dinner for President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama in New York City. The intimate gathering banked approximately $2 million for the president's campaign.
Mitt Romney's campaign has criticized President Obama for his relationship with the Hollywood elite. However, when asked about Obama's relationship with the stars in June, his spokesman, Jay Carney, fired back: "Two words. Donald Trump. Next question?" Trump is one of Romney's most high-profile supporters.
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