Debates, campaign stump speeches, platforms, blah, blah, blah. Let’s talk about what’s really important in the presidential raceÃ¢â‚¬â€œwhich stars are donating to which contenders? And how much?
CNN has compiled a (revealing) list. For example, we know that Hillary still dominates the Hollywood set. Though Barack Obama and (surprise, surprise) New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson aren’t far behind.
In Hillary’s corner: Danny DeVito ($2,300), Fran Drescher ($2,300), Tom Hanks ($2,300), Tobey Maguire ($4,600), Marla Maples ($1,000), Pauly Shore ($1,000),
Ben Stiller ($6,900)
In Bill Richardson’s (improbable) corner: Michael Douglas ($3100), Val Kilmer ($2300), Paul Newman ($2300), Edward James Olmos ($2300), Steven Spielberg ($2300), Christie Brinkley ($500), Bette Midler ($4600), Sherry Lansing ($2300)
In Barack’s corner: Jodie Foster ($1,000), Jamie Foxx ($2,300), Will Smith ($4,600), Isaiah Washington ($2,300)
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd got $1,000 from John Lithgow.
John Edwards has the backing of Oliver Stone and Ben Stiller (wait, didn’t he also give to Hillary?).
Dennis Kucinich has got fomer Baywatch hottie Alexandria Paul and Days of Our Lives diva Deidra Hall.
Rudy Giuliani can call The Sopranos’ “Paulie Walnuts” (Tony Sirico) a backer, as well as Melissa Gilbert.
And in the No, seriously? category, Mark Ruffalo donated $700 to Mike Gravel (in case you don’t know who that is, check out his campaign video here. Seriously, you won’t regret it).
The complete list is here.