Apr 16, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Celebrities are donating thousands to these 2020 Democrats

Pete Buttigieg

Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

With a little under a year left until the Iowa caucuses, the entertainment industry's elites have already donated thousands to 2020 Democratic candidates, according to Q1 FEC filings.

Flashback: Past presidential elections were no different. Jay-Z and Beyonce helped raise thousands of dollars when President Obama was running for re-election in 2012. Roseanne Barr and James Woods were among the most vocal supporters of President Trump during the 2016 election.

Sen. Cory Booker:

  • Actress Rosario Dawson, who is also Booker's partner
  • Singer Jon Bon Jovi
  • Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Actor Kevin Bacon
  • Actor Orlando Bloom
  • Actor Josh Gad
  • Actress Toni Trucks
  • Actor Edwin Hodge
  • Actress Emily Deschanel
  • Neil Barsky, founder of the Marshall Project
  • Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks executive

Sen. Bernie Sanders:

  • Actor Danny DeVito
  • Actor Ray Fisher
  • Actress Susan Sarandon
  • Actor Ted Levine
  • Actor Thomas Middleditch
  • Actress Renee Smith
  • Actor Nick Zano
  • Rostam Batmanglij, former member of Vampire Weekend
  • Singer Brandi Carlile
  • Chris Shiflett, guitarist for Foo Fighters

Pete Buttigieg:

  • Actress Mandy Moore
  • Actor Ryan Reynolds
  • Actor Carl Weathers
  • Actress Jane Lynch
  • Sportscaster Rich Eisen
  • James Murdoch, Former 21st Century Fox CEO
  • Carolyn Strauss, Game of Thrones producer
  • Neal Baer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit producer
  • John August, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory writer
  • Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy

Sen. Kamala Harris:

  • Filmmaker J.J. Abrams
  • Actor Ben Affleck
  • Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Actor Parvesh Cheena
  • Actor Jon Cryer
  • Actress Soleil Moon Frye
  • Actor Jon Hamm
  • Actor William Macy
  • Actress Felicity Huffman
  • Actor Charlie Carver
  • Actor Pedro Pascal
  • Actress Busy Phillips
  • Actor Wendell Pierce
  • Actress Alison Pill
  • Actress Wanda Sykes
  • Actress Lily Tomlin
  • Actress America Ferrera
  • Actor Taran Killam

Rep. Beto O'Rourke:

  • Actress Cecily Strong
  • Actor John Slattery
  • Actor Robert Odenkirk
  • Actress Rooney Mara
  • Actor Tate Donovan
  • Country singer Willie Nelson
  • Phil Lesh, bass player for Founding Dead

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand:

  • Actress Rachel Dratch
  • Actress Connie Britton
  • Actress Casey Willson
  • Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks executive

Andrew Yang

  • Actor Nicolas Cage
  • Rivers Cuomo, Weezer's frontman
  • Actor Noah Centino
  • Entrepreneur Sam Altman
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

  • Actor Scott Eastwood
  • Michael Dungan, CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville
  • Gigi Pritzker, producer

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