Dem Super PAC Drops $3.5 Million on Alaska Senate Race

Money funneled from Steyer, unions, Hollywood execs through ‘local’ front group
Mark Begich

Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich’s reelection effort is getting a massive boost from a top D.C.-based Super PAC with ties to top national Democrats as Begich touts his supposed independent streak and attacks his likely opponent as an outsider.

Wendy Davis Goes to Hollywood

Abrams, Spielberg, Katzenberg to host fundraising soiree in Santa Monica
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Embattled gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D., Texas) is turning to Hollywood celebs for a fundraising boost in her race against attorney general Greg Abbott.

Hollywood megastars (and loyal Democrats donors) J.J. Abrams, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Steven Spielberg, the billionaire director of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will host a rooftop soiree and fundraiser for Davis on May 22 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Parody Obama Movie Posters Arrive in L.A. for President’s Visit

‘Saving Barack Obama: A Steven Spielberg Ploy’
One of the "Saving Barack Obama" posters in Los Angeles.

Movie posters for a spoof entitled “Saving Barack Obama” have hit Los Angeles ahead of the president’s visit the city.

The posters, which feature President Obama walking into the horizon between a pair of his teleprompters, have appeared on bus stops and benches throughout Los Angeles, including just outside Melrose Avenue, the main entrance to Paramount Pictures.

Buying the Election

Liberal Super PACs spend $200M to secure Democratic victories
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Liberal Super PACs spent roughly $200 million during the 2012 election cycle on behalf of Democratic President Barack Obama’s reelection effort.

Katzenberg Writes $1M Check to Priorities USA

DreamWorks CEO joined by Steven Spielberg, Simpsons creator, Eychaner, more
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg in 2011. (AP)

DreamWorks chief executive officer Jeffrey Katzenberg has given another $1 million to the Obama-affiliated Super PAC, Priorities USA, best known for a campaign ad that suggested Republican nominee Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman’s death from cancer, according to filings. This brings the total donated by Katzenberg this year to $3.2 million.

Hollywood’s White House

Column: Tinsel Town has hijacked Obama’s campaign

John Carter, Battleship, The Dictator, Dark Shadows—add Barack Obama’s campaign to the list of Hollywood bombs shelling the 2012 summer box office. Like them, Obama for America is in the red, and reviews are not positive.