Item from the It Takes Balls Dept.: Rahm to pump Hollywood for campaign $$


So says Deadline Hollywood. This is rich. A guy blows into town from the East Coast, and not long after, flies out to the West Coast to raise dough so that he can run Chicago.

Reported Nikki Finke, the publication's editor:

EXCLUSIVE: I've just learned that five well-known
Hollywood Democrats -- David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim
Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are hosting a November 4th fundraiser for
Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago's next mayor....The Hollywood fundraiser will be held at Saban's palatial Beverly Hills home.

Here is how Finke described the hosts:

For those keeping score, Geffen is the former DreamWorks SKG partner
and longtime music and film mogul. Iger is the CEO of the Walt Disney
Company. Chernin is the former No. 2 of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and
now a busy Fox TV and film producer. Saban is a private equity investor
and entertainment producer best known for making the Power rangers into a
worldwide hit and co-owner of the largest Spanish language media
company in the U.S., Univision, as well as one of the Democratic party's
single largest donors. And Ari is the co-CEO of WME Entertainment, one
of the largest Hollywood talent and literary agencies and now expanding
into marketing and investment banking. All the men are Democratic Party
donors, with Geffen, Chernin, Ari Emanuel, and Saban the most
politically active, and Geffen and Saban over the years among the
party's biggest single donors.

Because of his brother and because of his Democratic Party
fundraising, Rahm knows all the major Hollywood players who are active
in politics very well.

How stupid can you get?


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  • Well, he wasn't going to collect much south and west of the Kennedy Expressway.

    And I guess if one has a brother featured on a famous HBO show being rerun on WGN, may as well make use of the opportunity and networking. So, who are you accusing of being "how stupid you can get?" Meeks or Chico for not having this pipeline?

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