Two Hollywood fundraisers planned for Harris this week: report

Two Hollywood fundraisers planned for Harris this week: report

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Jeff Shell will hold a fundraiser for Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden signs Juneteenth bill: 'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments' Biden's plan for Central American kids is no substitute for asylum State Department bans Guatemalan lawmaker from entering US MORE (D-Calif.) on Saturday in hopes of rallying Hollywood support behind her presidential bid.

Variety reports that Shell will host Harris following a fundraiser earlier that day hosted by David Cooley, CEO of a West Hollywood eatery and nightclub.

A spokesman for Harris did not immediately confirm those plans when reached for comment by The Hill.


The fundraisers would be the biggest in the state for Harris since she announced her candidacy earlier this month, putting her ahead of other announced presidential hopefuls like Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  Schumer vows to only pass infrastructure package that is 'a strong, bold climate bill' MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandCOVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave Ocasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package Cosmetic chemicals need a makeover MORE (D-N.Y.) who have yet to lock down major Hollywood donors.

Harris pulled in front of her competition this week with the first congressional endorsements of any announced contender, scooping up pledges of support from fellow California Reps. Ted LieuTed W. LieuGaetz, under investigative cloud, questions FBI director Crenshaw trolled after asking for examples of 'woke ideology' in military Kinzinger slams Gaetz speech: 'This is why we need a January 6 commission' MORE (D) and Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillThe tale of the last bipartisan unicorns Maher chides Democrats: We 'suck the fun out of everything' Former Obama official named NFL senior VP of communications MORE (D).

She also spoke at a CNN town hall event in Iowa this week, increasing her name recognition among early primary voters in the state. During the event she backed the Green New Deal, a jobs and infrastructure proposal aimed at transitioning America's energy grid toward renewable sources.

"I support a Green New Deal," she said while knocking politicians who take campaign contributions from non-renewable energy companies. "I think that the fact that we have policymakers who are in the pockets of big oil and big coal don't fully appreciate the fact that we are looking at something that is presenting an existential threat to our country."