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McCaskill to Fundraise With the Stars; Disney CEO Raising Money for Her Bid

This week, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is getting some help for re-election bid, not from Missourians but from a big Hollywood executive.

By NTK Staff | 02.22.2018 @12:00pm
McCaskill to Fundraise With the Stars; Disney CEO Raising Money for Her Bid

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is getting some help for her tough re-election bid this week.

The help won’t come from Missourians, though. Instead, it well come from Hollywood executive Bob Iger, of the Walt Disney Company.

Variety reported:

The most vulnerable of all Democratic senators up for re-election next year will attend a fundraiser co-hosted by Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger on Thursday, and with it, a GOP candidate is using it to attack his opponent.

Variety also noted that McCaskill’s top opponent, Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO), attacked her for fundraising with Iger, and a past tie to Harvey Weinstein.

In the wake of the event, the campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill’s opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, put out a statement calling McCaskill “Hollywood’s candidate” and is trying to link her to Harvey Weinstein, a GOP target after his sexual harassment and assault scandal broke last fall.

“In the past, she gave Harvey Weinstein a taxpayer-funded advertisement for his movie,” said Hawley spokesperson Kelli Ford. “It’s no surprise because she is one of the top recipients of money from Hollywood. Now she is going back for even more money.”

Republicans will argue the fundraiser fits a pattern for McCaskill, who has already been scrutinized for her use of a private jet.

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