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Here’s How Much 29 Celebrities Are Donating To the 2020 Candidates

Gabrielle Olya

Hollywood is putting their money where their mouth is by donating to the political campaign funds of the presidential candidates they support.

As of July 5, President Donald Trump had raised the most money for his reelection campaign — by far — with a total of $30.3 million in Trump campaign donations, according to Federal Election Commission filings for 2019-2020. Sen. Bernie Sanders is a distant second with $20.7 million raised. Other top fundraisers are Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has raised $16.48 million; Sen. Kamala Harris, who has raised $13.24 million; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has raised $12.6 million; John Delaney, who has raised $12.14 million; Beto O’Rourke, who has raised $9.37 million; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who has raised $8.83 million; Sen. Cory Booker, who has raised $7.92 million and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has raised $7.09 million. Other candidates who have received celebrity backing include Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who has raised $4.5 million; John Hickenlooper, who has raised $2.02 million and Andrew Yang, who has raised $1.78 million. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s first FEC filing wasn’t available as of July 5.

It’s worth noting that the individual contribution limit for a presidential candidate’s committee is $2,800, according to campaign finance laws set by the FEC. However, individuals can contribute that maximum amount for the primary and again for the general election, which explains why some celebrities have already donated more than $2,800 as they’re contributing to both elections for their chosen candidate.

Keep reading to see which famous faces have made campaign donations this year.

Ben Affleck

  • Candidate he donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $2,800

Affleck has long supported Democratic candidates. He donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 and previously donated to former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Kevin Bacon

  • Candidate he donated to: Cory Booker
  • Donation amount: $2,800

Although Bacon is supporting Booker in the presidential race, he previously donated to O’Rourke’s Senate campaign.

Elizabeth Banks

  • Candidate she donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $5,600

The “Hunger Games” star has vocally supported Harris for years. In 2015, Banks posted a photo with the then-attorney general on her blog in support of Harris’ court order to stop an anti-gay initiative from passing in California and shared another photo with Harris on her Facebook account in March. Banks has already put $2,800 toward the primary and another $2,800 toward the general election for Harris.

Jon Bon Jovi

  • Candidate he donated to: Cory Booker
  • Donation amount: $2,800

Famed rocker Bon Jovi is doing more than donating to Booker’s fund — he’s encouraging others to do the same. The New Jersey native co-hosted a fundraiser for Booker’s presidential campaign in March, along with Gov. Phil Murphy.

 

Connie Britton

  • Candidate she donated to: Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Donation amount: $2,000

Britton has a very close connection to Gillibrand — the two women were roommates during a study abroad program in Beijing when they were both undergraduate students at Dartmouth in the 1980s.

Nicolas Cage

  • Candidate he donated to: Andrew Yang
  • Donation amount: $1,000

Cage is officially a member of the Yang Gang. The candidate tweeted about getting the actor’s support back in March: “I think Nicolas Cage may have donated to my campaign. It is done.”

Noah Centineo

  • Candidate he donated to: Andrew Yang
  • Donation amount: $2,700

The Netflix heartthrob came out to support Yang at a March event, and the two posed for a photo together that Yang shared on his Instagram account.

Jon Cryer

  • Candidate he donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $2,800

Although Cryer has only donated to Harris’ campaign, it seems that he’s interested in her having a joint ticket with Warren following the first round of Democratic debates. On June 28, the “Two and a Half Men” star tweeted a “quick poll,” asking his followers to choose between “Warren/Harris 2020” and “Harris/Warren 2020.” (“Warren/Harris 2020” won with 57% of the votes.)

Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Candidate she donated to: Cory Booker
  • Donation amount: $1,000

Curtis has spread her wealth around during past presidential campaigns. In 2007, she donated to both Obama and Clinton’s funds.

Rosario Dawson

  • Candidate she donated to: Cory Booker
  • Donation amount: $2,068.25

Dawson confirmed that she was dating Booker in March, and on July 4 she joined him at multiple events in Nevada, marking the first time they hit the campaign trail together, People reported.

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Danny DeVito

  • Candidate he donated to: Bernie Sanders
  • Donation amount: $2,700

DeVito has been outspoken about his support of Sanders on social media. In 2015, he tweeted, “Bernie Sanders…you’re our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and in February 2019, he showed his recommitment to Sanders’ presidential campaign tweeting, “Bernie 2020.”

Scott Eastwood

  • Candidate he donated to: John Hickenlooper
  • Donation amount: $500

Although his father, Clint Eastwood, has been a vocal supporter of Trump, Scott doesn’t appear to share his political leanings.

Jon Hamm

  • Candidate he donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $1,000

Hamm hasn’t shied away from letting the public know his political leanings. The “Mad Men” star attended the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

Felicity Huffman

  • Candidate she donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $500

The “Desperate Housewives” star seems to be a staunch Harris supporter — she donated $100 to Harris’ Senate campaign earlier in 2019.

Norah Jones

  • Candidate she donated to: Bernie Sanders
  • Donation amount: $2,500

Jones also donated to Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

Eva Longoria

  • Candidate she donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $5,400

Longoria previously backed Clinton in 2016. She has donated $2,800 to Harris’ primary campaign and $2,600 to her general election campaign.

Jane Lynch

  • Candidate she donated to: Pete Buttigieg
  • Donation amount: $2,500

The “Glee” star also donated $5,600 to fellow Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell’s congressional campaign.

William H. Macy

  • Candidate he donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $1,000

Macy and his wife, Huffman, are politically aligned, with both donating to Harris’ campaign.

Mandy Moore

  • Candidate she donated to: Pete Buttigieg
  • Donation amount: $2,000

Moore tweeted about why she donated to Buttigieg’s campaign in March: “I donated because I’m very excited and inspired by Pete Buttigieg’s message and everything about this campaign in general… You guys are magic [Chasten Buttigieg].”

Willie Nelson

  • Candidate he donated to: Beto O’Rourke
  • Donation amount: $2,800

In 2018, Nelson headlined a rally for O’Rourke’s Senate campaign, marking his first-ever free, public performance in support of a political candidate, Rolling Stone reported.

My wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto and we share his concern for the direction things are headed,” he told the magazine in a statement at the time. “Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”

Bob Odenkirk

  • Candidate he donated to: Beto O’Rourke
  • Donation amount: $1,500

The “Better Call Saul” star previously donated to Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Ross Perot Jr.

  • Candidate he donated to: Donald Trump
  • Donation amount: $5,600

Ross Perot Jr.’s dad, Ross Perot, and Trump have long been compared — they’re both political outsiders, billionaire businessmen and populists who ran for president. So it’s not too surprising that Jr. donated to Trump’s 2020 campaign.

Busy Philipps

  • Candidate she donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $2,000

Although Philipps publicly shared support for O’Rourke — she tweeted “Beto/Gillum 2020” in November 2018 — she seems to have had a change of heart. The actress donated to Harris’ presidential campaign in March 2019.

Ryan Reynolds

  • Candidate he donated to: Pete Buttigieg
  • Donation amount: $250

Reynolds has encouraged his followers to vote. In October 2018, he posted a photo on Twitter of himself with wife Blake Likely holding up their absentee ballots. “Best birthday ever ever. I have a new favorite four letter word. #JustVoted,” he captioned the pic.

Susan Sarandon

  • Candidates she donated to: Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard
  • Donation amount: $2,800 and $500, respectively

Sarandon stumped for Sanders in Iowa in 2017, and she’s throwing her support behind him again this year. She has also spoken out about her support for Gabbard. In 2017, she tweeted, “Tulsi Gabbard is the real deal.”

Jerry Springer

  • Candidate he donated to: Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $2,800

Springer has dabbled in politics himself, serving as the mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1981. The long-time Democrat previously donated to Clinton’s campaign in 2016.

Cecily Strong

  • Candidate she donated to: Beto O’Rourke
  • Donation amount: $350

The “Saturday Night Live” star has donated to O’Rourke’s presidential campaign, as well as his run for Senate.

Anna Wintour

  • Candidate she donated to: Beto O’Rourke
  • Donation amount: $5,600

Wintour has previously donated funds to Clinton and Obama for their respective presidential campaigns.

Reese Witherspoon

  • Candidates she donated to: Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris
  • Donation amount: $2,800 and $2,250, respectively

The “Big Little Lies” star tweeted her support for Gillibrand back in 2017. “Women like Sen. Gillibrand who have served our country and have fought to have more women in political office (in every party) deserve to be heard and respected,” she wrote.

Witherspoon has also tweeted her support of Harris when she spoke out against the family separation at the borders in 2018. The actress shared a video of Harris’ speech and captioned it, “So moved by this speech by Kamala Harris and all of yesterday’s events. We are better than this.” 

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Financial information is accurate as of July 5, 2019.

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