- The Washington Times - Friday, June 19, 2020

Joseph R. Biden is betting on Mark Hamill’s “Luke Skywalker” celebrity status to capture big bucks for his presidential campaign.

The “Star Wars” icon is slated to host a “Virtual Conversation about Hope & Democracy” on June 30 for the presumptive Democratic candidate, with tickets starting “at $500 per person, and rise to $100,000 for those who want to be listed as co-chairs,” Deadline reported.

Mr. Hamill, an outspoken critic of President Trump, reacted to the entertainment website’s piece by tweeting, “Help us Joe-bi Wan, you’re our only hope!
#PleaseJoinUs,” a reference to the late Carrie Fisher’s lines from the 1977 classic “Star  Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.”

Previous fundraisers for the former vice president’s campaign have included celebrities such as Jay Leno, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Andra Day, the website noted.

A specific time for the “Hope  & Democracy” event has not yet been announced.



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