Celebrities join top ranks of Clinton fundraisers
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Icons of fashion, tech and Hollywood joined the top ranks of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSinema invokes McCain in Senate acceptance speech Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race Hillicon Valley: Social media struggles with new forms of misinformation | US, Russia decline to join pledge on fighting cybercrimes | Trump hits Comcast after antitrust complaint | Zuckerberg pressed to testify before global panel MORE’s fundraising efforts in August, according to the latest financial reports.


New Clinton mega-backers include Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire, fashion designers Calvin Klein and Vera Wang, hit TV producer Shonda Rhimes, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck.  

As of Aug. 31 they reached exalted status within the Clinton campaign. 

Known as “Hillblazers,” they’re people who’ve given or raised at least $100,000 to support Clinton’s presidential campaign or the joint fundraising committees linked to the Democratic Party.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, dedicated most of her summer to fundraising. She attended high-priced events in mansions up and down the east and west coasts, and it paid off with a stunning haul of $143 million in the month of August.

That cash was spread across three separate fundraising committees. Combined, Clinton and her joint fundraising groups entered September with $152 million in cash on hand. It means she can continue to massively outspend Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to oust Nielsen as early as this week: report California wildfire becomes deadliest in state’s history Sinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups MORE in the final stretch to Election Day.