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SNL alums throw fundraiser for Franken in L.A.

Posted by: Eric Roper under Minnesota U.S. senators Updated: April 28, 2010 - 2:29 PM

Sen. Al Franken's Saturday Night Live buddies from days past are teaming up to throw him a fundraiser in Los Angeles this weekend.

Dan Aykroyd and his wife Donna are hosting a star-studded affair at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. Friday evening. Former SNL comics Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon are slated to make guest appearances.

Proceeds from the cocktail and dinner reception will go to "Franken MVPs," a new joint fundraising political action committee which benefits Franken's campaign and leadership PACs.

Guests can pay a minimum of $2,400 per person to be a "cast member," or pitch in $4,800 to be a "guest host." It is unclear whether the higher giving level comes with extra perks.

Franken supporters who don't have a couple thousand dollars to spare can attend another reception later in the evening (9:30 to midnight) featuring the same celebs. That event includes a chance drawing for "rare" Franken campaign memorabilia, according to an invite.

The late-night function is not without it's own perks: Donors who give $250 or more will have access to a "private reception and photo ops."

Friday's event marks the second time in recent months that Franken has dipped into the SNL pool for fundraising. Several weeks ago, he held a fundraiser in Minneapolis featuring SNL cast member Seth Meyers. 

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