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Clooney and Roberts help Biden raise $30 million-plus at a star-studded Hollywood gala

Clooney and Roberts help Biden raise $30 million-plus at a star-studded Hollywood gala
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Hollywood's brightest stars headlined a fundraiser for President Joe Biden that took in a record $30 million-plus for a Democratic candidate, according to his campaign, in hopes of energizing would-be supporters for a White House contest they said may rank among the most consequential in U.S. history.

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Hollywood stars raise $30M for Biden at fundraiser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A star-studded fundraiser for President Joe Biden raised a record $30 million for the Democratic candidate. Celebrities such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Barbra Streisand took the stage at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel interviewed Biden and former President Barack Obama, emphasizing the importance of defeating former President Donald Trump in the upcoming election. The event highlighted the increasing support from the entertainment world for Biden's campaign, with the president flying through the night across nine time zones to attend. However, the fundraiser was met with protests, reflecting the political implications of the event. Biden and Obama stressed the need to prioritize voting rights and the economy, while Trump criticized Biden's handling of the economy and inflation. The event raised more than the previous record of $26 million from a fundraiser in March, showing the growing competition in the campaign money race between Biden and Trump.

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