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 Devi HarrisDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? K Street support to test Buttigieg 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.

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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 Ann WarrenDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Minorities, older adults push Biden to top of 2020 poll The difference between good and bad tax reform MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? K Street support to test Buttigieg Kamala Harris backs putting third gender option on federal ID 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. LieuDems push back on White House suggesting they're 'not smart enough' for Trump's tax returns Civil rights attorney confronts Candace Owens on Fox News Lieu fires back at GOP lawmaker who claims he was 'owned' by Candace Owens: 'She said what she said' MORE (D) and Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillFreshman House Dems surge past GOP in money race Dems offer bill directing IRS to create free online tax filing service Liberals surprised by tax vote vow to kill 'Free File' provision 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."