Hillary Clinton was the guest of honor at a fundraising event for Hollywood’s elite that raised $2.1 million. The event was to raise funds for the midterm elections, and the Democrats’ bid to maintain hold of the Senate.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Alan Horn were among the co-chairs of the DNC event, which was held at Brentwood’s Tavern restaurant in Los Angeles. Tickets for the dinner were $32,400, but donors had the option to contribute up to $211,200 to the Grassroots Victory Project, the joint fundraising committee that threw the event.
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair Sen. Michael Bennett and Sen. Barbara Boxer were among the 60 or so in attendance, but Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who was expected to attend, was not.
During her speech, Clinton purportedly emphasized the importance of the midterm elections for the Democratic party, which is looking to hold onto control of the Senate during President Obama’s final two years in office, so that they can work on “important issues like immigration reform.”
She did not, however, make any hints or suggestions about a possible presidential run of her own in 2016, which is widely expected to occur.