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Hollywood’s Democratic heavy hitters kicked off California Gov. Jerry Brown‘s re-election campaign with a fundraiser that netted $2 million in Bel-Air on Thursday night, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
A who’s who list of entertainment industry donors gathered at Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and wife Cindy‘s home. The co-hosts include Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, the MPAA’s Chris Dodd, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, Paramount’s Brad Grey, Sony’s Michael Lynton, Universal’s Ron Meyer and Warner Bros.’ Barry Meyer and Kevin Tsujihara. Each has pledged to give or raise $54,400 for Brown’s campaign. Tickets ranged from $5,000 to mogul-level $27,200.
As of yet, California’s Republicans haven’t selected a candidate to challenge Brown, who is overwhelmingly favored to return to the governor’s mansion for an unprecedented fourth term.
The event, organized by Andy Spahn, was considered a pre-emptive strike by Hollywood to scare off any competition.
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