Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Miller

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John McCain may hate those Tinseltown elites. But that doesn't mean he won't take their money.

A number of prominent Hollywood conservatives, including Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Miller and D.B. Sweeney (but alas no Wilford Brimley) gathered Wednesday night at Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel to fill the GOP coffers.

It was the second soiree in as many months organized by Republican A-listers on McCain's behalf.

"What a great event," Voight told E! News.

Grammer, who stars in David Zucker's liberal- (and Michael Moore-) bashing satire An American Carol, opening this weekend, moderated the event, even cracking a few jokes at his own expense.

Noting his slimmed-down appearance, the TV icon quipped that all he had to do to shed pounds was have a heart attack.

Miller also took time in the spotlight to pump up McCain and deliver his typical ripped-from-the-headlines riffs on topics that included Washington's financial bailout of Wall Street.

"I believe in golden parachutes. I think we need to give these people actual golden parachutes. Then make them jump from 60,000 feet," said the comic and Fox News commentator.

McCain, however, was a no-show for the event, opting to remain in D.C. to work on the stalled financial bill. As a result, only about 300 guests of an expected 1,500 turned out.

In his stead were wife Cindy and daughter Meghan, along with "first dude" Todd Palin, husband of V.P. nominee Sarah Palin.

Tickets were divided into four categories, starting at $250 and going as high as $1,000 per person, or $2,500 for a limited-edition "McCain-Palin CA" lapel pin.

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