Several people asked after Monday’s presidential visit to Stamford and Westport whether taxpayers had footed the bill for the Malloys’ meals at Harvey Weinstein’s $35,800-per-plate fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.
The answer is no, said Jay Fountain, member of the Democratic State Central Committee.
“The governor and his wife were considered guests of Harvey Weinstein’s and they didn’t have to pay,” Fountain said. “I guess the governor was actually a co-host of the event.”
Does the mean all the event’s hosts were not required to pay? If so, actress Anne Hathaway also got a free meal.