TIME 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton SuperPAC Raises Big Hollywood Cash

George Soros' $6 million donation wasn't the only big wad of cash PrioritiesUSA received in the second half of 2015

Several Hollywood bigwigs have handed over cash to the SuperPAC supporting the Clinton campaign, according to the latest campaign findings.

The Priorities USA Action SuperPAC reportedly received $1 million from Thomas Tull, the CEO of Legendary Pictures, and $1.5 million from Haim and Cheryl Saban, according to Variety. The contributions were disclosed in the campaign filing from the last 6 months of 2015; the SuperPAC received $41 million in 2015.

The second half of the year brought just some of Hollywood cash that’s been poured into supporting Clinton’s campaign for the White House. Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg, J.J. Abrams, and Katie McGrath also contributed to the SuperPAC in 2015 and the Sabans contributed in both the first and second halves of the year. Billionaire George Soros contributed $6 million to the SuperPAC in the second half of the year; in total he donated $7 million last year.

Clinton’s chief Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont prides himself on the fact that he does not have the support of a SuperPAC. One of the major tenets of his campaign is fighting to keep big money out of politics.

Read More: Donors Gave SuperPACs $100 million in Second Half of 2015

[Variety]

 

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