Coming soon, to a theater near you: Fenty, the $3.6 million man
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has fortified his re-election war chest considerably, posting nearly $3.6 million in his latest campaign finance filing. And he did it with a little help from Hollywood.
With eight months to go before the Democratic primary, the mayor is rapidly approaching the $3.8 million he raised for his 2006 campaign, including the general election. Fenty collected more than $818,000 in contributions from August 1 through Monday. Despite sagging poll numbers, he so far faces no high-profile challengers.
The mayor had an unusual number of contributions from the Los Angeles entertainment industry. D.C. Wire will post a total later, but easily-spotted contributions came from James Lassiter, actor Will Smith's longtime partner at Overbrook Entertainment; and company president Miguel Melendez. Meanwhile, "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams and wife Katie McGrath shelled out $1,000 each.
Will Smith play Fenty on the big screen someday? Or could Fenty get "Lost?"
-- Nikita Stewart
By Nikita Stewart
February 2, 2010; 7:49 AM ET
Categories: 2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart
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