Barbra Streisand and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will appear with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) for Boxer’s “Women Making History” fund-raiser on Aug. 26.
Streisand and Feinstein, along with Antonia Hernandez, are among the honorees at the luncheon at the Bel Air home of Colleen and Bradley Bell.
Boxer has been feverishly raising money in the entertainment community and Los Angeles. Also on her schedule is a $250-per-person event on Aug. 25 at the Hancock Park home of Dana Perlman and Hugh Kinsellagh, with hosts including Jack Black, Bruce Cohen and Gabe Catone, Curt Shepard and Alan Hergott and Rick Jacobs and Shaun Kadlec. She’ll also be raising earlier in the day at a $500-per-person event at Susman Godfrey in Century City.
Late August is usually pretty dead when it comes of raising money, given that so many have checked out for the last blast of summer. But the stakes are so high for Boxer, neck and neck with Carly Fiorina in the polls, that she can’t afford to not be out there collecting campaign contributions.
Boxer has raised $678,912 from movies, TV and music sources for her reelection bid, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, landing in the top five of all candidates raising money from entertainment this cycle. Those figures may seem underreported, as professions like entertainment lawyers and accountants are put in separate categories. By contrast, Fiorina has collected less than $40,000 from entertainment, not even enough to make the CRP rankings.
Others raising in the near future: Jerry Brown will be at the Venice home of Jodie Evans for a $500-per-person event on Saturday, with a host list that includes Frank Gehry, Sally Kellerman, Bill Press, Stanley Sheinbaum, Hope Warschaw and Gail Zappa.
And Harry Reid is scheduled at a $1,000-per-person event on Aug. 30 at the Hawthorne offices of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. The event includes a guided tour of the facility where the Falcon 9 rocket is being built — and was recently featured in the movie “Ironman 2.”