Posted: Wednesday, 14 May 2014 2:32PM

Hollywood Titans Rake in Cash for Wendy Davis' Gubernatorial Race



Erich Schlegel/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Some of Hollywood’s biggest power players are about to open up their wallets for Democrat Wendy Davis’s gubernatorial campaign in Texas.

J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are hosting a celebration and fundraiser for Wendy Davis on May 22 in Santa Monica, California, the Davis campaign confirmed. The soiree will be hosted on the rooftop of Bad Robot, the production company owned by Abrams.

A donation of $1,000 will get you in the door, but to be a co-host, you must raise or contribute $10,000, while hosts will fork over $25,000. Contributions will be evenly split between Davis’ gubernatorial campaign and Battleground Texas, a Democratic political action committee aimed at making Texas a swing state.

These aren’t the first Hollywood stars to wade into the Texas governor’s race. On Sunday, ABC’s Nashville star Connie Britton will attend a fundraising event for Davis in Austin, Texas, and Willie Nelson performed at a backyard BBQ for Davis in Houston last month.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor, has the backing of rocker Ted Nugent, who created some controversy when he campaigned for Abbott earlier this year.


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