After two embarrassingly low fundraising quarters in a row, Sen. Dean Heller is hosting a glitzy fundraiser in Los Angeles, California today with the wealthy corporate donors he was looking out for when he helped write the GOP tax plan last year.
The fundraiser is being put on by Hollywood movie studios and the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, who spent more than $2.5 million dollars lobbying for Heller’s tax plan… which in turn saved them $5 billion in corporate tax breaks. To be on the host committee for today’s event, tickets are just $20,000.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:
“Sen. Heller’s decision to fundraise with the corporate Hollywood lobbyists and CEOs who are pocketing billions from the Republican tax plan is a stark reminder of how hypocritical the Senator truly is—a Washington politician who will do or say anything for his own political self-interest. Sen. Heller will always choose his wealthy donors and party leaders over what’s best for hardworking Nevada families.”
MPAA chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin and Hollywood’s major studios are hosting a fundraiser for Republican senators on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the home of Frank Luntz, the pollster and public opinion expert.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada), and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) are expected at the event, with tickets priced at $20,000 to be on the host committee, sources said. The event will raise money for the National Republican Senate Committee. Heller is the only one of the three up for reelection this year, and he is expected to face a significant challenge given that Nevada swung to the Democrats in 2016.