House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with a group of major Hollywood fundraisers and predicted that Democrats have “a real chance” to retake control of the House of Representatives in 2012, which would likely restore Pelosi to her previous position as House speaker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pelosi spoke to more than 50 consultants, bundlers, fundraisers, and donors, including film producer Steve Bing, Jeffrey Katzenberg's political adviser Andy Spahn, and composer Mike Stoller.
Katzenberg has been a key player in the placement of more than half a million dollars into the Democrat coffers, according to President Barack Obama's financial disclosures.
Pelosi and others gathered at the event, which took place at the home of billionaire television producer Haim Saban. Saban is the head of the group that controls the Spanish-language media company Univision.
“They identified between 50 and 75 seats that are definitely vulnerable,” a source at the meeting said. “They went through each of the races. It was truly one of the more focused presentations that I've seen.”
Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel were on hand to give Pelosi support.
Pelosi brought up a Hollywood hot button issue, the House and Senate anti-piracy bills.
Hollywood companies have spent large amounts of money lobbying for the legislation, which was sidetracked after technology companies bested the entertainment industry in the PR battle through use of social media and online protests.
“Pelosi said the bottom line is we've got to get everyone in and get a compromise,” the source indicated.
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