As President Barack Obama rolls into Holmby Hills today to raise money for his reelection campaign, he has a long way to go to match the amount of cash he collected from the entertainment industry in 2008.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Obama raised $9.2 million in the entertainment industry for his campaign during the 2008 campaign cycle. With campaign limits set at $5,000 per person for the primary and general election, that means at least 1,840 people in Hollywood donated to his election coffers during the entire 2008 campaign cycle.
During 2011, he raised $1.19 million, with at least 238 Hollywood people donating to the campaign. That’s a steep drop from 2007, when Obama raised $2.8 million for his campaign in the entertainment industry, the Center for Responsive Politics told The Hollywood Reporter.