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The Candidate of the People

4:24 PM, Oct 7, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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Thank goodness the everyday Americans of Main Street, U.S.A. have someone to run on their behalf against the out-of-touch rich guy.  As the Hollywood Reporter writes, the candidate of the exceptionally rich and famous is arriving in town tonight for a $25,000-a-plate fundraising dinner (nearly half as much as the typical American family earns in a year).  The Reporter writes that the candidate’s “Sunday evening will kick off with a concert at downtown L.A.’s Nokia Theater featuring Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind and Fire, and Jon Bon Jovi,” with George Clooney introducing Wonder.  The following night, the candidate “will head north to San Francisco for a fundraising dinner hosted by superstar chef Alice Waters, and a concert headlined by John Legend.”

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The Reporter notes that the candidate is coming into town not only because he “could easily raise more than $5 million” in the process, but also because his “Hollywood supporters were deeply shaken by his lackluster performance in this week’s debate with Republican nominee [Mitt] Romney.”

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