WASHINGTON--President Obama is on a major fund-raising swing; the third quarter ends Friday and the Obama re-election finance team is on a blitz. Hitting Hollywood on Monday, Obama attracted stars: "Modern Family" Jesse Tyler Ferguson was an emcee at one event.
Namedropping in following paragraphs.
And speaking of names: Obama told supporters 2012 will be harder than 2008. "Here's the thing: I never promised you easy. If you wanted easy, you wouldn't have campaigned for Barack Hussein Obama."
Stars at events, according to pool reports:
Eva Longoria, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenburg, Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, producer Jon Landau, director Judd Apatow, music producer Quincy Jones, and Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown.
White House stars: David Plouffe and Jay Carney were among those working the crowd before the remarks began.
Tickets ranged from $250 to $17,900 a person.
Variety's Ted Johnson covers the intersection of Hollywood and Washington in Variety reports and his "Wilshire and Washington" blog. You can find his post on Obama's Monday Hollywood fund-raisers HERE.
Johnson's over-view story on Obama and Hollywood money and support is HERE.
I posted transcripts of Obama's speeches at the two Hollywood fund-raisers, the links are below.
Obama on "Modern Family:" Michelle, girls love show. Transcript
Obama tells Hollywood 2012 campaign not "as sexy" as 2008. Transcript