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Hollywood A-listers trying to keep Senate full of Dems

The Hill reports today that moviestars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Barbra Streisand are pumping thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns in an attempt to salvage the midterm elections for a swing left:

Streisand, a longtime Democratic donor, opened her checkbook in several competitive Senate races, according to Federal Election Commission data collected and analyzed by The Hill. 

In addition to a $10,000 donation to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $2,600 to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Streisand gave $1,000 to the campaigns of Democratic Sens. Mark Udall (Colo.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Jeff Merkley, (Ore.) and Mark Begich (Alaska), all top GOP targets.

One of the biggest recipients of the entertainment industry??s dollars is Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is in a tight battle against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).

Her donor list reads like a who??s who of Tinseltown: producer J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, comedian Jack Black, ??Avatar? director James Cameron, Nicolas Cage, Danny DeVito, Cameron Diaz, DiCaprio, Jennifer Garner, director Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Mike Myers and ??Mad Men??s? Jon Hamm, all giving $5,200 each, the maximum amount an individual can give to a single candidate in a two-year election cycle.

For more on candidates receiving Hollywood cash, read here.

 

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Hollywood A-listers trying to keep Senate full of Dems

The Hill reports today that moviestars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Barbra Streisand are pumping thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns in an attempt to salvage the midterm elections for a swing left:

Streisand, a longtime Democratic donor, opened her checkbook in several competitive Senate races, according to Federal Election Commission data collected and analyzed by The Hill. 

In addition to a $10,000 donation to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $2,600 to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Streisand gave $1,000 to the campaigns of Democratic Sens. Mark Udall (Colo.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Jeff Merkley, (Ore.) and Mark Begich (Alaska), all top GOP targets.

One of the biggest recipients of the entertainment industry’s dollars is Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is in a tight battle against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).

Her donor list reads like a who’s who of Tinseltown: producer J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, comedian Jack Black, “Avatar” director James Cameron, Nicolas Cage, Danny DeVito, Cameron Diaz, DiCaprio, Jennifer Garner, director Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Mike Myers and “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm, all giving $5,200 each, the maximum amount an individual can give to a single candidate in a two-year election cycle.

For more on candidates receiving Hollywood cash, read here.

 

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