Wisconsin Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce canceled a Sept. 29 fundraiser that was supposed to take place at the Malibu, California, home of left-leaning actor Sean Penn.
Bryce — the Democrat who is vying to capture Republican Speaker Paul Ryan’s longtime House seat — had originally sent out a fundraising invitation to be hosted by Sean Penn and included other Hollywood actors with a penchant for controversial rhetoric. The invitation, sent earlier in September, listed Mark Ruffalo, Chelsea Handler and Bradley Whitford. Attendance for the event did not appear to be cheap, with “sponsorship levels” ranging from $2,700 all the way to $10,000.
The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained a copy of the fundraising invitation.
Penn is known for his leftist political activism, but his relationship with late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has drawn criticism since he first met with the socialist leader in August 2007. The actor met with Chavez multiple times, even referring to the dictator as a “friend I was blessed to have” when he passed away in 2013.
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