Romney Eyes Hollywood Return After Successful Weekend Fundraiser

Turns out Mitt Romney is a big fan of Hollywood. After pulling in $6 million in a fundraiser Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, the GOP candidate could be back in town soon. “This weekend’s event was very successful and there are plans to try to get the Governor back in Los Angeles again after the first or second debate for a similar occasion,” a source close to the Romney campaign told Deadline. The first Presidential debate is October 3, with a second October 16 and a final face-to-face October 22. On Saturday night, 1,500 donors showed up for the Romney fundraiser. Among the attendees were producer Jerry Bruckheimer and wife Linda; former Warner Bros chair Terry Semel; Children Of A Lesser God producer Burt Sugarman; Gladiator producer Frank Price and wife Katherine; DC 9/11: A Time Of Crisis writer-producer Lionel Chetwynd; actor John O’Hurley, CSI: NY’s Gary Sinise; and Everyone Loves Raymond’s Patricia Heaton, Deadline confirmed. Tickets went for $1,000, $15,000, and $50,000. The event pulled in about $2 million more than what President Obama raised at his most recent celebrity-hosted event last week in NYC with Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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