Dems in Dead Heat for Hollywood Dough

$300 in contributions separates Clinton, Obama
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 11:24 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama participate in the Austin Democratic Debate at the Recreational Sports Center on the University of Texas campus in Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 in Austin, Texas.    (AP Photo/Deborah Cannon, Pool)
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(Newser) – The Democratic presidential candidates are in a neck-and-neck race for donations from Hollywood. Less than $300 in contributions from the entertainment industry separates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, reports the Los Angeles Times. Both boast just short of $3 million in Tinseltown cash. But John McCain has only shaken loose some $500,000 from the Hollywood money tree.