George Clooney is raising Barrack Obama $15m in one sitting. A nice round amount of money, and if it were raised in New Zealand it would change the political landscape for ever. The problem is Labour are funded by the unions and don’t want business money, and National’s chief fundraiser is Peter Goodfellow, and has been picking up $2000 cheques when if he did the job of president properly the same people would be giving $20,000.
As political fundraisers go, it’s set to be an “Avengers”-sized blockbuster: 150 wealthy Democrats will dine with President Barack Obama at George Clooney’s Studio City home on Thursday night.
Organisers expect to gross $15 million from the party for the president’s re-election campaign – the highest amount ever raised at such an event.
High-profile guests including Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Barbra Streisand, director-producer J.J. Abrams, producer Nina Jacobson, Creative Artists Agency partner Bryan Lourd and ICM President Chris Silbermann are attending the dinner, which was organized by DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and his political adviser, Andy Spahn.