Skip to comments.Streisand Raises Cash for Democrats
Posted on 09/30/2002 9:19:41 AM PDT by tomball
LOS ANGELES The Democrats' war chest for their effort to take back control of Congress was fattened when Barbra Streisand emerged from semiretirement to headline a Hollywood gala that raised some $6 million.
-- Streisand's show set a fund-raising record for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said spokeswoman Jenny Backus.
-- Draped in a sweeping, metallic green gown, she also performed her hit "The Way We Were," with altered lyrics to convey that she missed a Democratic Congress and administration. Democrats have a one-seat Senate edge, but the GOP holds the House, with 222 Republicans, 210 Democrats and two independents. "Scattered pictures of the House we left behind," she sang. "Lovely Democratic memories, of the way we were."
-- The concert was dubbed the National Democratic Gala and billed as the Democrats' "marquee fund-raiser" in their battle to undo Republicans' six-seat edge in the 435-member House of Representatives in November. Some 3,500 guests paid $500 and up for tickets.
-- Performing alongside Streisand were Barry Manilow, comedian Steve Harvey and the singing group Three Mo' Tenors.
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