Chris Tucker, Kelly Rowland And More Raise $300K For Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams
With the midterm elections fast approaching, black Hollywood has pulled together to help raise money for Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams. The event took place on Oct. 21, at the home of actor/producer Will Packer, with ticket prices starting at $1,000 but ranging to $2,500.
Beginning at 4 p.m. stars flooded the charity event. Hollywood power players in attendance ranged from Chris Tucker to Tiffany Haddish, but also included black-ish co-star Marsai Martin, LeToya Luckett, her husband Tommicus Walker (and their unborn baby), Tyrese and Marlon Waynes.
The event, which was hosted by Ludacris, took place in Sandy Springs, GA. The star-studded event tugged at the heartstrings of your favorite celebrities causing to pull out their wallets and gove big to the potential state representative. In total, the event raised upward of $300K.
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Ready for change? Ready for someone to step up to the plate & get the job done? Well...I know someone PERFECT for the job!! Georgia, we need you to make your voices heard! Let’s make history & VOTE EARLY to make @Staceyabrams your governor!!! It was an honor to be in the presence of greatness & she has the Walkers support! A big thank you to the Bridges @ludacris @eudoxie & the Packers @willpowerpacker for putting together such an awesome event. I honestly can say I heard her heart for the Georgia...and I believe her.
According to AJC, cast members from the Real Housewives Of Atlanta were also in attendance. Unlike other candidates who have tried to sway the "black vote," Adams' tasteful fundraising event shows how classy a true politician can be.
Recently, Republican Rep. French Hill was publicly criticized for creating an ad pandering to voters of color by suggesting current day lynching and implying that interracial relations were responsible.