Hillary raises $2.6 million in Hollywood

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $2.6 million at a Saturday night fundraiser in Hollywood. That’s more than double what David Geffen raised last month for Democratic Presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama.

Sen. Hillary Clinton hit Hollywood last night at the estate of grocery store mogul Ron Burkle and took home $2.6 million for her presidential campaign.

It was twice as much as Sen. Barack Obama raised last month at a similar fundraiser thrown by Dreamworks SKG’s David Geffen — a point that was made privately during the Clinton event by many of the fundraisers.

And while the Burkle event didn’t have the quantity of star power that the Geffen event had, it sure had the quality. Clinton was seated at the head table with Barbra Streisand and her husband, actor James Brolin; Yahoo chief executive Terry Semel, who once was the co-head of Warner Bros. with Robert Daly; Daly, with wife, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.

Talk of Hollywood going over the edge for Obama appears to have been premature.