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RJ Liberty
06-23-2016, 03:21 AM
Drew Carey has announced on Twitter that he'll be hosting a fundraiser for Gary Johnson on July 23rd.

https://twitter.com/DrewFromTV/status/745808219587502080

eleganz
07-02-2016, 09:39 PM
Nice, Drew finally gets in the game.

RJ Liberty
07-24-2016, 09:29 AM
Drew Carey hosted the fundraiser at his house last night; the media was invited, and there has been some good exposure in the press: The Daily Beast (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/24/drew-carey-wants-libertarian-gary-johnson-as-president.html) was present; unfortunately, they tried to get Drew to say that either Clinton or Trump was the lesser of two evils, but Drew refused to take that bait.

From TDB:

Guests began to assemble around 5 p.m. Saturday evening, the sky prematurely darkening not with the threat of rain but from nearby wildfires that created a haze overhead. “I looked at the sky today and thought, ‘Trump’s about to give a speech,’” Carey joked in an interview with The Daily Beast before the event got underway. “I don’t know what America he’s living in,” he added of Trump, “but he’s crazy.” When Johnson addressed the crowd later, he echoed Carey’s sentiments by asking, “What country is he talking about?”

The former New Mexico governor arrived early, wandering into the backyard wearing jeans, Nike sneakers, a seersucker jacket and a white t-shirt that appeared to have a food truck on it. He told us that Carey is one of several celebrities who have expressed their support for him, even if many are not yet willing to do so publicly.

“I always say I’m going to protect the innocent until they actually come out,” he said. In addition to The Price Is Right host, spotted in the fundraiser crowd Saturday were Veep’s Diedrich Bader (who also co-starred on The Drew Carey Show) along with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and former NBA player turned TNT commentator Kenny Smith.

Johnson had just arrived on the West Coast from Cleveland, where he said he spent the week giving over 70 interviews and had upwards of 500 people come up to him to pledge their support, including some delegates who were decked out in Trump “regalia.” But he is still holding out for the type of game-changing endorsement that could launch him beyond the 15 percent threshold in polls and put him on the general election debate stage.

Full story here. (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/24/drew-carey-wants-libertarian-gary-johnson-as-president.html)

r3volution 3.0
07-24-2016, 10:43 AM
And he has no concerns about the Libertarian candidate potentially stealing votes away from Hillary Clinton and inadvertently delivering the election to Donald Trump, as some polls have shown (http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-is-gary-johnson-taking-more-support-from-clinton-or-trump/). “I don’t give a fuck,” Carey says, bluntly. “If your person doesn’t get enough votes, you lose. I don’t want to hear it. There are more than two choices and you are allowed to vote for whoever you want. This is America. If you can’t get the votes to win, tough shit.”

LOL, well said.

RJ Liberty
07-24-2016, 09:23 PM
The LA Times is reporting (http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-gary-johnson-fundraiser-20160724-snap-story.html) that the 145-person event raised about $100,000, not including mega-donors donating to Super-PACs. Chris Rufer alone donated $1,180,000 to one of the two pro-Johnson Super-PACs. This will help offset the $100,000 Gary sent to the New Hampshire Libertarian Party to help them with ballot access.

r3volution 3.0
07-24-2016, 09:45 PM
The LA Times is reporting (http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-gary-johnson-fundraiser-20160724-snap-story.html) that the 145-person event raised about $100,000, not including mega-donors donating to Super-PACs. Chris Rufer alone donated $1,180,000 to one of the two pro-Johnson Super-PACs. This will help offset the $100,000 Gary sent to the New Hampshire Libertarian Party to help them with ballot access.

Fantastic!