Nearly 200 Bernie Sanders supporters gathered last night with pots and pans outside Shervin Pishevar’s star-studded Clinton fundraiser, co-hosted by George and Amal Clooney. The Sanders supporters argued corporate interests were buying Clinton that night – tickets for Pishevar’s dinner started at $33,400 (for a seat at the Fairmont hotel) and went up to $353,400 (for a seat at his house). Most of those in the streets were young, and many were in tech.
A Clinton spokesperson would not say how much money the event raised. But if every donor in the room paid the minimum price of admission to attend, that’s at least a $2.3 million night for the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee for Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee and 33 state committees.
The Clooneys headline another fundraiser tonight at their mansion in Los Angeles, which Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker co-hosts with DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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