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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Mitt Romney draws Hollywood Republicans to L.A. fundraiser, muses about airplane windows

Mitt and Ann Romney at the Beverly Hilton fundraiser. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Iimages)
It might not be the kind of starpower that George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker rounded up for President Obama — but darned if Mitt Romney didn’t draw just about every Republican in Hollywood to his L.A. fundraiser. (Or at least the out-in-public Republicans: In his remarks to the room, reports the LA Times, Romney said he’d recently lunched with an unnamed “very famous actor” who he said told him “‘in this town, you really can’t get work unless you’re known as a liberal. . . but no one knows how I really vote.’”)

Among the showbiz names at the Beverly Hilton reception, as catalogued by Variety: Gary Sinise, John O’Hurley, Patricia Heaton, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, former studio exec Terry Semel. Oh, and blast from the past: Pat Boone and Connie Stevens! Also: Dennis Miller gave remarks.

Romney, meanwhile, addressed the incident in which his wife Ann’s plane had to make an emergency landing because of an electrical malfunction Friday. A scary moment, he told the room, according to the Times: “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly. . . and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”

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