BEVERLY HILLS—Andrew Cuomo will hold a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, November 14. The Los Angeles Times reported Cuomo will be hosted for breakfast by a San Francisco law firm Tuesday morning and later travel to Beverly Hills for a dinner with Hollywood executives at the home of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman, Jeff Shell. The event is organized by the Motion Picture Association of America. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger is expected to be in attendance. Tickets for the event range from $1,000 to $50,000.
The former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who is believed to be seeking a third term as governor, may also have his aspirations set for a presidential run.
“I can’t think of anybody potentially who could take on Trump than a much better qualified, tough New Yorker – and a really tough New Yorker, in the best sense of the word,” said political consultant and friend of Cuomo, Ken Sunshine in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.
State campaign finance records indicate that Cuomo has retained upwards of $25 million as of July 2017. The law prohibits money raised for state campaigns to be used for federal ones, unused contributions can be refunded to donors and re-solicited for use federally.
“I have no idea what [the fundraiser] is for,” said a member of the New York Executive Chamber’s staff.