Hillary gets help from Hollywood


Former secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHouse Republican group raised more than M in October Chaffetz says he'll vote for Trump Trump blasts Clinton for criticizing hotel opening MORE (D) hasn’t yet launched her expected presidential bid, but she’s already getting Hollywood help for it.

Hollywood mega-producer Jeffrey Katzenberg started calling donors to secure commitments for Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC expected to handle advertising for Clinton’s bid, the day after the midterm elections, according to The Washington Post. He and adviser Andy Spahn are planning to travel the nation to meet with donors face-to-face.

“We will [be] reaching out in the weeks ahead to set up one-on-ones and meet-and-greets to talk about the urgency of the task ahead,” Spahn told the Post.

Other leaders of the group, including former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, executive director Buffy Wicks and senior advisers Sean Sweeney and Paul Begala, have also kicked their fundraising efforts into high-gear.

The super-PAC is simply looking to lock down commitments from donors, and won’t collect the money until and unless Clinton launches her probable White House bid. But the fundraisers are pitching the preliminary donations as integral to shaping the early presidential debate and defending Clinton against any potential attacks, a role akin to the one Priorities played effectively for President Obama in the early stages of the 2012 election.