Joe Biden Returns To Hollywood For Fundraiser With George Clooney, Jimmy Kimmel and Barack Obama

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President Joe Biden‘s star-filled fundraiser in Los Angeles this evening — an event featuring Barack Obama, George Clooney and Julia Roberts — has raised at least $28 million, according to a campaign official.

The figure surpasses the amount raised in March when Biden appeared with Obama and former President Bill Clinton at Radio City Music Hall. That event raised $26 million, according to the campaign.

The $28 million figure is the largest raised as a single Democratic fundraiser, per the campaign. In a statement on Friday, Jeffrey Katzenberg, who is co-chairing the Biden campaign, signaled that the amount raised would set a record.

Biden landed at LAX this morning, having traveled from the G7 summit in Italy. First Lady Jill Biden is traveling to Los Angeles later today.

Tonight’s event, at the Peacock Theater in downtown Los Angeles, will feature Biden in conversation with Obama and Jimmy Kimmel. The event is a combination high dollar and low dollar fundraiser, with donors shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for a ticket for choice seats and a reception, while the campaign has held a contest to field grassroots donations, with supporters entering with a chance to win a trip to attend.

Others on the bill tonight include Jason Bateman, Jack Black, Kathryn Hahn and Sheryl Lee Ralph.



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