Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Hollywood’s “it girl” in this election cycle, will be back in town Thursday, Mar. 1 for a fundraiser at the Santa Monica home of entertainment industry lawyer Skip Brittenham and his wife, actress and author Heather Thomas.
Warren is campaigning to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts and — as the fundraiser’s invitation says– “recapture Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat” for the Democrats. Brown, who was elected as a Tea Party favorite, now is being heavily supported by donations from Wall Street, the defense industry and GOP political action committees. Warren, a Harvard law professor and one-time consumer protection advocate in the Obama Administration, has attracted Democratic backers from across the nation, particularly Hollywood, where her media-savvy speeches and Internet videos have made her very popular.