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On April 27 some of the stars of Scandal will be headlining a fundraiser that is backing Hillary Clinton’s run for presidency. This is a pretty pointed move considering that the content of the TV show involves politics and what goes on in the White House.
Guillermo Diaz, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry and Bellamy Young will all be in attendance at the fundraiser. They will also be joined by Huma Abedin as the campaign vice-chair, and Jake Sullivan as the senior policy adviser.
The tickets to the event are being sold at a starting point of $250 a person. Anyone who can raise $5,000 for the event will become a designated co-host of the event, and have the opportunity to attend a reception with the cast.
The event will kick off a weekend that includes the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, which is being held on the 30th. Hillary seems to have quite a lot of support from Hollywood, as she is also scheduled for an upcoming fundraiser in Los Angeles that will be held at the home of George and Amal Clooney.
The executive producer of Scandal, Shonda Rhimes, recently appeared in an ad campaign for Hillary Clinton and was joined by Kerry Washington. Also in the campaign were Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy and Viola Davis of How to Get Away With Murder, both of which are also produced by Shonda.
Kerry Washington recently talked about communicating with Hillary’s aide, Huma Abedin, to arrange for the presidential hopeful to stop by the Scandal set. Kerry said it was surreal to have Hillary and her team there “because at some point you couldn’t tell the difference between [their] pretend Secret Service on the show, and the real Secret Service walking on the set.”