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 HarrisTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' 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 Ann WarrenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Amazon warehouse workers strike on Prime Day Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke 2020 Democrats upend digital campaign playbook Gillibrand speaks of how she benefits from white privilege 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. LieuTed Lieu: Trump a 'racist ass' House Democrats request briefing on Epstein, Acosta Members to have little time to question Mueller MORE (D) and Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillLive coverage: House Oversight examines Trump family separation policy Lawmakers urge young women to run for office at DC conference Tensions with Iran reach new stage over uranium threat 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."