“With Republicans tapping their billionaire backers for unlimited sums of money, we are glad to be able to have such broad support,” campaign manager Robby Mook says about Wednesday finance report
Hillary Clinton has raised $47.5 million to date toward her presidential bid, according to her campaign’s first finance report, filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.
Much of the haul came from Hollywood, with Barbra Streisand, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, HBO’s Michael Lombardo and husband Sonny Ward, Comcast executive VP David L. Cohen and wife Rhonda, Newsweb Corp. chairman Fred Eychaner, Creative Artists Agency’s (CAA) Michael Kives and Haim and Cheryl Saban all donating.
“With Republicans tapping their billionaire backers for unlimited sums of money, we are glad to be able to have such broad support to be able to show why Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who will fight for policies that allow everyday Americans to get ahead and stay ahead,” Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager, said.
Bloomberg reported that CAA is Clinton’s go-to institutional donor in Hollywood, with more than 50 staffers donating a total exceeding $80,000.
As TheWrap reported, Clinton and Jeb Bush have dominated Hollywood fundraising so far, with Clinton’s Super Pac hauling in an additional $15 million.