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Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down On Celebrity Support In E-mail Solicitation

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, May 11 2012

Back in February Republican Senator Scott Brown and the state Republican party attacked Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren for relying on Hollywood celebrities to raise campaign cash.

The Massachusetts GOP released a web video accusing the Harvard professor of being an "elitest," for travelling to Southern California for a series of campaign fundraisers, and Brown blasted Warren for hanging out with the "Barbara Streisand and Danny Devito crowd."

Warren doesn't seem to have taken any heed. In fact, she's now melding both her grassroots and celebrity support to do even more fundraising. On Friday, her campaign sent out an e-mail soliciting $5 and up donations from supporters for the chance to hang out with the actors Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and John Krasinski. The event, to be held in two weeks, will take place at blockbuster television and movie producer and director JJ Abrams' company headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

"Our campaign will handle any air transportation and accommodations -- you just need to pick who you're going to bring with you," promises Warren's finance director Michael Pratt.

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