[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/26/art.breitbart1.gi.jpg caption="Andrew Breitbart is scheduled to appear at an August event in Beverly Hills."](CNN) - Conservative activist and blogger Andrew Breitbart will headline a fundraiser this August hosted by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele in Beverly Hills.
Called "Election Countdown," the event will run from August 12-14 with Steele and Breitbart top-billed for the Friday evening welcome reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Breitbart has been under fire for posting an edited video clip that seemed to show then-Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod talking about how she discriminated against a white farmer looking for assistance. The controversy led to a rush to judgment and Sherrod's forced resignation, only for her to be vindicated once her full speech came to light. By the end of last week, she was receiving official apologies and a phone call from President Obama.