Rubio to raise bucks in Beverly Hills
August 22nd, 2013
01:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio to raise bucks in Beverly Hills

(CNN) - One day after pow-wowing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sen. Marco Rubio mingles with some political donors with deep pockets at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, California.

The reception and dinner for the Florida Republican will be held at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel off Sunset Blvd, a source with knowledge of the event confirms to CNN. Tickets for the reception cost $2,600 per person, while $10,000 will allow one to co-host the dinner.

Rubio is up for re-election in 2016 and he's also considered a possible contender for the next GOP presidential nomination. Money raked in at the fundraiser is expected to go towards his re-election bid, as well as his political action committee, Reclaim America.

Thursday's event comes one day Rubio met with Zuckerberg at the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California. Both men have a common interest in immigration reform.

The social networking magnate recently set up a political advocacy group, FWD.us, which has been pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. And Rubio was one of the ringleaders of a bipartisan group of eight senators who pushed an immigration reform bill through the chamber.

Word of the Beverly Hills fundraiser was first reported by Breitbart News.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: California • Marco Rubio • Senate
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Gary

    Rubio hobknobing with the Hollywood elite. I thought that was a Democratic thing.
    Marco, go back to Northern Cuba. AKA Florida. Californians actually know how to operate a voting machine. You wont win here.

    August 22, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Why do they always go to Blue states to beg for money?

    Because red states are all takers from blue states.

    August 22, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Tickets for the reception cost $2,600 per person, while $10,000 will allow one to co-host the dinner.
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    I've never fully understood how that works. The maximum individual campaign donation per year to a candidate is $2600, or whatever it is. So, how is it possible that you have the option of donating $10,000? Because you use some literary mumbo jumbo and call yourself a "host", instead of "donor."

    August 22, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    Looking forward to the comments from conservatives who gripe about Obama doing fundraisers just like this.

    Oh I forgot, they don't like Rubio either, because Mexicans.

    August 22, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. emskadittle

    does he honestly think he has a chance to win the republican nomination? Did you see how white their last pick was?

    August 22, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  6. Mikey

    @Rudy NYC – Note that it is also a benefit for his PAC, Reclaim America (from who? the majority of Americans that elected the President?). So, $2,600 will go to his campaign and $7,400 to the PAC. The Dems do that, too. Also, you can give $2,600 for the primary and another $2,600 for the general election to the same candidate.

    August 22, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    This is not Florida and Rubio would be wise to remember that by limiting his visits and his anger.

    August 22, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Mikey

    @Rudy NYC – Note that it is also a benefit for his PAC, Reclaim America (from who? the majority of Americans that elected the President?). So, $2,600 will go to his campaign and $7,400 to the PAC. The Dems do that, too. Also, you can give $2,600 for the primary and another $2,600 for the general election to the same candidate.
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    Ah. Thanks for helping out the old guy, Mikey. I had it figured like this. For $2600 you get to be the one who sits at a dinner table and gets to clap, while for $10,000 [Romney country] you get to be the one who gets to *stand* at a dinner table and gets clapped at.

    August 22, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Lots of luck with that. That's Hollywood........the subversives in the Democratic Party reside there.

    August 22, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |