Damon, Affleck Raise Funds for Elizabeth Warren Senate Run

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 03:12 PM

By James Hirsen

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Massachusetts is outsourcing some Democrat political fundraising to Hollywood.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have decided to use their star power to help unseat Republican incumbent Scott Brown from his Massachusetts Senate seat.

The two actors will join with “The Office” actor John Krasinski to co-host a Santa Monica, Calif., fundraiser for Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren, who is in a tight race with Brown and is running an aggressive campaign, as Democrats seek to regain the Senate seat once occupied by Ted Kennedy.

Billed as “A Massachusetts Evening,” the fundraiser will take place May 21 at JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot production studio. Donations to attend the event range from $1,000 to $5,000.

The Warren campaign is receiving a considerable amount of support from Hollywood. The Damon-Affleck fundraiser is the Democrat’s third entertainment industry related event since Warren declared her candidacy against Brown back in September.

Hollywood luminaries that have donated to Warren’s campaign include singer Barbra Streisand, filmmaker Ron Howard, actor Will Ferrell, producer Steve Bing, musician Herb Alpert, television writer Victor Fresco, producer Jim Michaels, actress Nancy Stephens, television producer Marcia Carsey, and actress Shira Piven.

Brown supporters have responded by portraying Warren as an “elitist” who is ideologically aligned with and is actively soliciting donations from Hollywood liberals.

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