First Lady Asks Hollywood for 'Big Fat Check' to Support Democrats

Image: First Lady Asks Hollywood for 'Big Fat Check' to Support Democrats

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 12:59 PM

By Lisa Barron

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Michelle Obama asked Democratic donors at a Los Angles fundraiser to "write a big fat check" to help the party win seats in the November midterm elections.

"There is something all of you can do right now, today, to make a difference. You can write a check, do you hear me?" the first lady told guests attending a party Wednesday at the home of "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal and wife Monica Horan, reports the Huffington Post.

"I'm serious, write a big fat check. Write the biggest check you can possibly write," she added.

The first lady reminded guests at the fundraiser — donors had to pay at least $1,000 to attend and could pay as much as $32,400 to meet her in a more intimate gathering — that the GOP has to win just six seats to take back the Senate.

"What I want all of you to think about for just a minute is what could happen if we lose those six seats," she said, reportedly pointing to a possible repeal of Obamacare, the banning of same-sex marriage and the end of unemployment insurance.

"That's just the beginning. Thirty-seven governors' seats are up for grabs, nearly three-quarters of our state houses," Obama continued.

"So, starting right now, today, we need to be as passionate and as hungry as we were in 2008 and 2012. In fact, we need to be even more passionate and more hungry, because these races will be even harder and even closer than those presidential elections."

Among those attending the event were Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, actress Doris Roberts, Tim Robbins, Paul Reiser and his family, Tennis Channel head Ken Solomon, and former CBS Entertainment executive John Matoian, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The fundraiser, the start of a three-day tour of California, brought in nearly $700,000 for the Democratic National Committee, according to the Reporter.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

FBI Takes Wendy Davis Documents But Scope of Probe Unclear

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 16:58 PM

The FBI has control of documents related to Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis' work while she was an attorney for the North T . . .

Tea Party Express Chairwoman Steps Down

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:23 PM

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express is leaving her post so she can focus on the campaign for Senate Minority . . .

SC Gov. Haley in Double-Digit Lead Over Democratic Challenger

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:04 PM

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley holds a substantial lead over Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen in this y . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved