Fundraising With the Stars

On 5280.com today I wrote about Hillary's fund-raising success this quarter in Colorado.

Over at HuffPo, there's an article "Hollywood Still Hearts Obama" about how Obama is raking it in with Hollywood stars. Since I already had the link to the FEC stats, I went and checked.

Obama raised $3,724,772.18 in California this past quarter. Hillary raised $4,869,227.82.

How about Beverly Hills zip code 90210? Obama raised 69,102.81. Hillary raised 154,515.00.

The HuffPo article doesn't give totals, just lists some stars' donations but it gives the wrong impression. A better, not to mention more alliterative title would have been "Hollywood Hearts Hillary."

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    gee, i'm shocked! (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 10:31:01 PM EST
    this is fairly consistent with the main stream press. if you believe them, you wonder why sen. clinton hasn't dropped out by now, given her "clear" lack of support among the masses.

    and yet, recent polls show her with a 21 point advantage over obama, in new hampshire. not bad, for someone who's so "polarizing".

    pretty pathetic really.

    The Hollywood Primary is SO important (none / 0) (#2)
    by RedHead on Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 11:53:12 PM EST
    I wonder who K-Fed will endorse ??

    clearly, (none / 0) (#3)
    by cpinva on Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 08:56:44 AM EST
    you missed the point. it's about cash, donations, texas tea. oh, sorry, wrong tv show.

    it so happens those "hollywood types" have a fair amount, much of it disposable.

    so your comment totally lacked any relevancy to the issue at hand.


    Fat cats like Hillary. (none / 0) (#4)
    by Wile ECoyote on Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 11:00:54 AM EST
    Obama Size of Donations:

    Under $200: $34,512,100

    $200-$2299: $19,481,410

    Over $2300: $25,268,200

    Clinton Size of Donations:

    Under $200: $9,460,880

    $200-$2299: $23,504,390

    Over $2300: $46,676,500

    Found here

    The "Algore" shouldnt fly (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by jondee on Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 11:23:48 AM EST

    Do you know of any way to be a significant contender these days without being "a fat cat"?

    If so, Im sure we'd all love to hear it.