Hillary Clinton Visits 'Scandal' Set on L.A. Fundraising Swing
Kerry Washington shared a photo Monday night, captioned with Clinton's campaign hashtag #ImWithHer, and Tony Goldwyn called her the “ultimate #Gladiator.”
Hillary Clinton is a Gladiator.
The Democratic presidential candidate stopped by the Scandal set Monday night during her Los Angeles fundraising trip, and Olivia Pope and company were quick to document the high-profile visit on social media.
"So, this happened while I was directing tonight. No big deal. #imwithher," said star Scott Foley in a post that showed Clinton laughing alongside the Republican TV president, Tony Goldwyn.
On the fifth season of the ABC political drama, Goldwyn (who campaigned for Clinton during the Nevada primary last week) runs the Oval as Fitzgerald Grant — but the second half of the season will see current first lady, Mellie Grant (played by Bellamy Young), campaigning for president.
Another Clinton supporter, Olivia Pope herself, also documented the pop-in: Kerry Washington, dressed in a purple suit, looks on as Clinton, in wearing a green suit, shakes hands with the cast and crew.
"A good friend came by set today," Washington captioned the photo. "Proud to say... #imwithher."
Clinton, who won Saturday's Nevada caucuses, was in L.A. on Monday to raise money for her campaign. She held two fundraisers: one in Studio City, hosted by Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali and Anita Hirsh; another at the Hancock Park home of producer and entertainment executive Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Vein, the co-founder and CEO of MarketShare.
During the latter, a $2,700-per-person event, Clinton addressed Donald Trump: "There are a number of reasons to defeat Donald Trump, but chief among them is security," she said.
Monday marks her seventh visit to Southern California since declaring her candidacy.
Scandal show creator Shonda Rhimes is one of a handful of celebrities — including Lena Dunham, Jamie Lee Curtis and Amy Poehler — who has joined Clinton's #ImWithHer campaign. "I'm with her because I want to maintain my freedoms," Rhimes says in the video put together by Dunham.
Goldwyn later took to Twitter to call Clinton the “ultimate #Gladiator” and thank her for visiting their "alternate universe."
Star Darby Stanchfield also shared a photo of Clinton's set visit on Instagram.
Feb. 22, 11 p.m. PT Updated with posts from the cast