Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who is running for the U.S. Senate, spent Tuesday night (Nov. 1) rubbing elbows with some fairly famous faces, including Emmy-winning producer Norman Lear, Barbra Streisand, Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito and Hans Zimmer, reports the Daily Caller.
THR’s Tina Daunt recently called Warren “Hollywood’s new ‘It girl'” and it looks like she is not wrong. In order to attend the party thrown by Lear at his Hollywood estate, the party-goers had to donate between $1000 and $5000 to Warren’s campaign fund.
Streisand’s publicist Dick Guttman tells The Caller, “[Streisand] was delighted to meet her.”
Warren first gained national attention when she gave a now-famous “Class Warfare” speech as part of her “Talking Tour” in September. The video is below. The 62-year-old Oklahoma native is a bankrupcy expert, a Harvard law professor and currently serving as Special Advisor for the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Warren is trying to unseat Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, the first Republican to hold what was Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat since 1972. They’ll face off in the 2012 election.