Hollywood Hook Up? Barack Obama Teams With A-List Actor to Raise Money for Joe Biden

Screenshot 20200728 112313 Gallery The Obama administration was known for using celebrities to boost its donations. Barack Obama often used Jay Z and Beyonce to run fundraisers and rack up campaign donations.
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Former President Barack Obama is teaming up with Hollywood superstar George Clooney to participate in a fundraiser for Joe Bidens campaign.

The Obama administration was known for using celebrities to boost its donations. Barack Obama often used Jay Z and Beyonce to run fundraisers and rack up campaign donations.

It’s the second time Obama has held a fundraiser on behalf of Biden, who was his former Vice President.

The two men teamed up virtually last month for a fundraiser that hauled in $11 million – the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee’s single most lucrative fundraising event. More than 120,000 people signed up to attend the online event.

Clooney backed both of Obama’s two presidential campaigns and hosted a similar fundraiser for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign at his home.

Actor George Clooney (L) and Senator Barack Obama (D - Illinois) during a press conference in Washington DC, where Clooney spoke about his recent visit to the Darfur region of Sudan, on April 27, 2006. (Photo by ImageCatcher News Service/Corbis via Getty Images)

It is clear Joe Biden has only had success drawing up enthusiasm for his campaign when he uses celebrities who are much more popular than him.

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