Scooter Braun hosting fundraiser for Harris dubbed 'Fireside Chat with Kamala'
September 4, 2020
Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) will attend a fundraiser hosted by music manager Scooter Braun on Saturday at Braun’s house in Los Angeles, according to an invitation.
The invitation, first reported by Jennifer Epstein at Bloomberg News, bills the event as a “fireside chat” with the California Democrat, a 2020 candidate for president.
Scooter Braun and his wife Yael are hosting a Kamala Harris fundraiser on Saturday in LA. pic.twitter.com/19lxuEz7Zp
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 17, 2019
Braun, 38, is most famous for discovering pop star Justin Bieber, which led to Bieber’s success in the music industry.
The Harris campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill. The California senator has sat around the middle of the Democratic 2020 pack since a strong showing at last month’s Democratic debate, the first of the 2020 cycle.
Her campaign reported last month that it raised over $2 million from more than 63,000 donors in the 24 hours after the debate, during which she clashed with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE on the issues of segregationist senators and busing. As many as 36,000 of those donors were first-time contributors, according to the campaign.
Along with Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.), Harris has clashed with Biden recently over the former vice president’s praise for his working relationship with senators who espoused segregationist views during his time in the Senate, arguing that he should not be proud of working with them to prevent federally-mandated busing.
A Quinnipiac University Poll survey of the California primary on Wednesday found Harris topping Biden in the state for the first time so far in the 2020 cycle.