Hollywood big hitters — Spielberg, Clooney, Streisand, Hanks — back Hillary

Hollywood big hitters — Spielberg, Clooney, Streisand, Hanks — back Hillary

A glittering line-up of Hollywood stars is poised to back Hillary Clinton’s bid to become US President by raising millions for her campaign.

The former Secretary of State and wife of ex-President Bill Clinton is expected to announce her 2016 candidacy today in a video released on social media.

And political pundits say plans are already in place to hold fundraising parties as early as next month.

Mrs Clinton’s most high-profile Hollywood backers include director Steven Spielberg, and actors George Clooney, Barbra Streisand and Tom Hanks.

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DreamWorks studio boss Jeffrey Katzenberg has said: ‘Hillary is the best qualified candidate. She will be America’s first female President.’

Reports in the US said Mrs Clinton, 67, is aiming to raise £1.7 billion – double the amount spent by Barack Obama on his re-election campaign in 2012.

The first official word that she will seek the Democratic Party’s nomination is expected to come via an online video posted on social media.

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