Rosie ODonnell Boosts Janet Reno With Fund-Raiser
Talk show host Rosie ODonnell hosted a $250 per person fund-raiser on Dec. 30 for Janet Reno, the former US attorney general and a Democratic candidate for governor, according to Associated Press.
When I heard that she was running I called up her office and told her I would do any- and everything I can, ODonnell said.
ODonnell was hoping to raise $50,000 for Reno, one of five Democrats attempting to unseat Republican Gov. Jeb Bush.
Asked about her chances of defeating Bush, Reno said bluntly: Im going to win.
Both Reno and ODonnell, a foster parent, said they shared a commitment to helping children.
The comedian owns a home on Miami Beachs Star Island, a gated community of mansions along Biscayne Bay. The closed event was held at a private home.
Analysts said the appearance with ODonnell could pose problems for Reno when she attempts to court voters in areas heavily composed of gunowners, sportsmen and military personnel.