2024 Money Race: Julia Roberts And George Clooney To Woo Biden Donors With Contest Tied To L.A. Event, Pete Buttigieg To Headline June Fundraiser

Julia Roberts also will be joining George Clooney for a Los Angeles fundraiser next month for Joe Biden’s campaign, headlined by the president and his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Clooney and Roberts will be part of a contest — run across social media and via digital ads — to try to boost small-dollar donations, according to a campaign official. Clooney and Roberts also will be featured in posts and messages to supporters.

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The event is being planned for June 15 in downtown Los Angeles, according to a source familiar with the plans. The fundraiser would be the latest big scale event lending celebrity and political star power to Biden’s campaign. A New York event in late March featured Biden, Obama and Bill Clinton in conversation with Stephen Colbert, along with a celebrity guest list. The latter event raised $26 million, according to the campaign.

Clooney previously hosted fundraisers for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at his Studio City homes, with contests also tied to each event. Axios first reported on the latest event; NBC News on the contest.

The Biden campaign also has scheduled another event for June, featuring Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. He and his husband Chasten Buttigieg are headlining a fundraiser June 7 in Beverly Hills, hosted by media consultant Brian Goldsmith and educator Claire Goldsmith, with other hosts Martha Karsh, Robert Floe, John Gile and Jeff Valenson, and Laura Schuman, according to an invite. Tickets start at $2,500 per person and rise to $25,000 for the host level. Proceeds go to the Biden Victory Fund, a joint committee of the Biden campaign, Democratic National Committee and state parties.

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