George Clooney Raises Big Money For Hillary Clinton With Star-Studded $33,400-Per-Plate Dinner

by Zach Seemayer 7:00 PM PDT, April 17, 2016
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While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been duking it out for votes in the upcoming New York Democratic primaries, Clinton's big-name friends, George and Amal Clooney, threw a star-studded fundraiser to support their candidate.

Nearly 150 celebs and supporters attended the gala dinner, held at the Clooneys' Los Angeles home Saturday night, where tickets were priced at $33,400 per person, Variety reports. Guests included Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Jane Fonda and Jim Parsons, among many others.

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The stars dressed up for the exorbitantly priced occasion and looked simply striking, enjoying the shindig in stylish comfort.

Cosmetics mogul Anastasia Soare shared several shots of the star-studded soiree to Snapchat, showing off the star-power of the proceedings.

Amal looked as gorgeous as always in regal black top with a white band around her waist, paired with an artistic floral-print skirt.

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George also dropped in for a quick snapshot rocking a silver suit jacket and black button-down shirt, as well as a stylish salt-and-pepper goatee.

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DeGeneres and de Rossi looked striking while posing with Soare. All three kept the black-and-white theme going strong with some very classy ensembles.

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Soare also shared a pic of the night's decadent menu, which detailed the three-course meal and delicious dessert.

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While guests handed over the hefty ticket price, it was nothing compared to the money donated by the events' co-chairs, who put in $354,000 each. The proceeds from the dinner went to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising organization supporting Clinton's campaign, the DNC and a number of other Democratic party recipients.

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However, the Clooneys' fancy fundraiser wasn't the only political event being held in the neighborhood Saturday night. Supporters for Sanders, Clinton's political rival, protested the high-priced party with a donation drive of their own -- where tickets were just $27 a pop.

During this contentious democratic primary campaign, Sanders supporters have often touted that the average donation to his campaign is $27, and due to the sheer number of his supporters, Sanders has managed to raise $139.8 million to Clinton's $222.4 million.

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Sanders himself has taken Clinton to task for "going to big-money people to fund her campaign," calling a $353,400-per-couple fundraiser, held by Clooney in March, "obscene."

Clinton and Sanders, who faced off in a heated debate held last Thursday, will be vying for votes on Tuesday during New York's Democratic primary.

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