Haim Saban, Casey Wasserman Pitch Hollywood on Clinton Fundraising
In an email that went out to key Democratic donors in Hollywood and beyond, the longtime Clinton supporters called on industry politicos to give $5,400 per couple to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Haim Saban and Casey Wasserman, two of the Clinton family’s most ardent supporters, sent an email to Democratic donors in Hollywood and beyond Monday with a fundraising appeal for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“The Saban and Wasserman families are thrilled (over her candidacy) and we hope you are as well,” according to the email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
The letter seeks contributions of $5,400 per couple — the legal primary limit — and asks that contributors commit to a similar amount after Clinton wins the Democrats’ nomination.
“She is by far the most qualified and experienced person to be the President of the United States," the email reads. "From eight years as First Lady and a close advisor to her husband, President Clinton, to her tenure as a Senator and then Secretary of State. Hillary’s experience is second to none. In addition, her position on all social matters, her creativity, tenacity and resilience are all well-known. She will be an excellent leader for the United States and for our International standing. She is and always has been a strong leader and true friend when it comes to the U.S. and Israeli relationship. Trust me we know!”
“Casey and Haim are serious backers, longtime advocates, with the most enviable Rolodexes — far above the typical Hollywood fray,” says one donor who received the email.
Clinton industry supporters are currently working out the details for an early-to-mid May fundraiser for the candidate, according to a campaign source. Planning for that event, which may include other major Hollywood fundraisers, is ongoing, the source said.