Hollywood Donors And The 2016 Election

Craig Huey Government, Congress, and Politics Leave a Comment

Many big names in the entertainment industry are also big political donors.

Hillary Clinton, of course, gets most of the money from liberal Hollywood – $5 million just for this 2016 presidential race. Other candidates have received a total of half a million.

While Hillary has received 9 out of every 10 dollars from this Hollywood donor fund, other candidates have some big names behind them.

Bernie Sanders has received donations from singer Jackson Browne, director Adam McKay, actor Danny DeVito. He is also endorsed by comedian Sarah Silverman, actor Will Ferrell and Anthony Kiedis from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jeb Bush has received donations by Jerry Bruckheimer (producer of Pirates of the Caribbean) and Jim Nantz, a sports broadcaster.

But Hillary Clinton’s list is the most impressive, by far. Her donor list boasts maximum donation amounts and artists like Kanye West, Usher, Tom Hanks, Barbara Streisand, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Bryan Cranston. She’s also received donations from Dana Walden, head of Fox Television Group, Patrick Wachsberger, co-chair of Lions Gate’s Motion Picture Group, and Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming.

With $165,000 from Hollywood supporters, Bush leads among GOP candidates. Chris Christie comes in second, with $90,000.

Clinton has received even more from donations that are made to Priorities USA, a group that can accept unlimited donations. Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Haim Saban have each given $1 million to this group and the Abrams, director of the upcoming Star Wars, donated $500,000.

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