President Obama’s reelection campaign released an updated list of bundlers, the top fund-raisers that included Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein.
None of the showbiz and media names were much of a surprise, as they had hosted events for Obama earlier in the year and their names appeared on previous lists. Obama’s reelection campaign raised $68 million in the most recent quarter, a figure that includes sums collected via a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee.
Among the industry and Los Angeles supporters who raised $500,000 or more were Katzenberg, Michael Smith and James Costos, Weinstein and Wintour. Also in the category were John Emerson and Ken Solomon, Southern California finance co-chairs for the reelection campaign, as well as political consultants Noah Mamet and Andy Spahn.
Those who raised between $200,000 and $500,000 included Colleen Bell, Mai Lassiter and Eva Longoria. Bell is hosting Obama at her home for fundraising events on Feb. 15. With her husband James, a producer, Lassiter hosted Obama for an October fundraiser. And Longoria raised for an event in October aimed at Latinos.
Those who raised $100,000 to $200,000 included Clarence Avant, Ari Emanuel, Wendy Wanderman and Mark Gorenberg, Chad Griffin, Michael Lynton and Kelly Meyer.
Those who raised $50,000 to $100,000 included Margo Lion and George Stevens.
The Obama campaign started releasing lists of bundlers in the last cycle. In a press release, it noted that the campaign of Mitt Romney has yet to do so.