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US-POLITICS-OBAMA.JPGThe star-studded guest list for President Barack Obama's fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last night included JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Taye Diggs and Judd Apatow, according to the pool report of the event.

A host of California pols, including former Assembly Speaker and CD 33 candidate Karen Bass got to "hang out," in the president's words, with Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Hollywood big shots at the Los Angeles estate of "The West Wing" producer John Wells.

Elected officials in attendance included: Democratic Reps. Howard Berman, Brad Sherman, Barbara Lee, Joe Baca, Laura Richardson, Judy Chu and John Garamendi, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council President Eric Garcetti. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a former congresswoman, also attended the fundraiser.

The event raised $1 million to boost House Democrats in the November midterm elections.

PHOTO CREDIT: President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One upon his arrival at the Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. Jewel Samad/ AFP.


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