November 18th, 2009
08:46 AM ET
9 years ago

Hollywood raising big cash for Jerry Brown

Hollywood is getting behind Jerry Brown's bid to be the next governor of California with a coming out party Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

Hollywood is getting behind Jerry Brown's bid to be the next governor of California with a coming out party Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

(CNN) - Hollywood is getting behind Jerry Brown's bid to be the next governor of California with a coming out party Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The fundraiser at Sandy Galin's house in Bel Air is co-hosted by Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Diane von Furstenburg and Barry Diller, David Geffen, and Larry Ellison among others. Galin is a top Hollywood talent manager.

Brown has yet to declare for governor, but at this point it's considered a formality. In California Democratic circles it's understood the state's attorney general is in. Now that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has bowed out of the race, the path is clear for Brown , who was the state's youngest governor since the turn of the 20th century. Brown was 36 when he was first elected California governor in 1974. He was re-elected in 1978.

The expected donation for Wednesday night's event? Give or raise $50,000 for a co-chair, $25,000 for a sponsor, $10,000 for an couple and $5,000 for an individual. Organizers expect to raise more than $1 million for Jerry Brown's 2010 Exploratory Committee.
California's current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is term limited and prevented from running for re-election next year.

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  1. Fitz in Texas

    If the Hollyweirds are backing Jerry Brown this would be worse than having Obama or Biden campaigning for him.

    November 18, 2009 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  2. Silence Dogoode

    Only if CA can get Mike Curb should this man get re-elected...Brown was always out running for president instead of tending to his elected job.

    November 18, 2009 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  3. Keith in Austin

    Another Liberal demogod! God help California!

    November 18, 2009 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  4. GWB2012

    Typical Hollywood cadillac democrats – acting like they care about poor people and using their money to buy a liberal's way into office. Why don't you losers use your money for something good like feeding and housing the poor? Scumbags!

    November 18, 2009 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  5. seebofubar

    Let's take Hollywood, tie a rocket engine to it and blast it twards the sun. They like spot lights don't they? Lets give then the biggest one in the solar system.

    November 18, 2009 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  6. terry,va

    Might as well have "moon beam" Brown follow" terminator " Schwarzenegger.

    November 18, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  7. CNN afraid of a liberal post

    It's time Arnold went. The got rid of Gray Davis. And this governor has been 100 times worst. But then they didn't have a big time billionaire along with the republicans fund the recall.

    See what you get people when you listen to a republican. Arnold has made and absolute postively mess of California...much more so than Davis. BUT not one republican nut in California has said as much. Go Brown kick butt and win the governorship.

    November 18, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. Jackie in Dallas

    Jerry is an interesting choice for the situation. I think he might be quite good for California under the circumstances.

    November 18, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. Razorback

    Not surprising-a bunch of limousine liberals once again supporting Governor Moonbeam.

    November 18, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  10. Amazing

    Great! Those losers from Hollywood are going to force upon us Governor Moon Beam.............once in a lifetime was enough of Jerry Brown. Our taxes are already high enough here. Get another Democrat and tax payers will vacate this state.

    November 18, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. Enough

    We do NOT need Jerry Brown again..............How can he run again? This is real bad news for California. You think we are in trouble now, just wait.

    November 18, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. dale

    Good.let ca. Elect a dem. That will finish ca. For good. We should take away their electoral votes after their collapse. Maybe we should just split the country down the middle and put all conservatives on one side and all socialist on the other and see which side does the best.
    But – after the socialist fail and beg for help they should no longer have voting rights. They are tearing this country apart"by design" they want america to fail

    November 18, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |