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Celebrity endorsements for Obama and Romney

By Laurie Bennett

October 31, 2012 at 7:54am

If Hollywood were a swing state, President Obama would have the election sewn up.

Despite Meat Loaf’s recent endorsement, Mitt Romney lags far behind in celebrity supporters.

The stars express themselves in different ways. Bruce Springsteen has no reported contributions, but has performed at Obama rallies. Country star Trace Adkins has entertained at Romney events.

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

Actor Morgan Freeman and Bill Maher each gave $1 million to the super PAC supporting the president. We don’t find any celebrity contributors (other than billionaires) to the major Romney super PAC.

Actor George Clooney is one of the celebs hosting fundraisers for the president. The map above shows some of the other people from the entertainment biz who paid to attend.

The list below shows people who have publicly endorsed each candidate or contributed to his campaign or super PAC.


Obama Romney
Marc Anthony Trace Adkins
Judd Apatow Scott Baio
Burt Bacharach Stephen Baldwin
Scott Bakula Orson Bean
Alec Baldwin Jerry Bruckheimer
James Belushi Robert Duvall
Beyonce Clint Eastwood
Jack Black Jeff Foxworthy
Jon Bon Jovi Kelsey Grammer
Nick Cannon Meatloaf
Kate Capshaw Chuck Norris
Chantal Cloobeck Ted Nugent
George Clooney Donnie & Marie Osmond
Billy Crystal Kid Rock
Robert De Niro Gene Simmons
James Denton Johnny Van Zant
Danny DeVito Jon Voight
Neil Diamond
Leonardo DiCaprio
Kirk Douglas
Robert Downey Jr.
Timothy C. Draper
Hilary Duff
Will Ferrell
Milos Forman
Vivica A. Fox
Morgan Freeman
Jennifer Garner
Adrian Grenier
Melanie Griffith
Tom Hanks
Mariska Hargitay
Dennis Haysbert
Ron Howard
Jennifer Hudson
Jay-Z
Don Johnson
Quincy Jones
Alicia Keys
John Legend
Eva Longoria
Jane Lynch
Tobey Maguire
Garry Marshall
Dave Matthews
John Mellencamp
Bette Midler
Julianne Moore
Eddie Murphy
Elinor Newman
Gwyneth Paltrow
Rhea Perlman
Katy Perry
David Hyde Pierce
Wendell Pierce
Pitbull
Rob Reiner
Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith
Yeardley Smith
Trey Songz
Bruce Springsteen
Nancy Stephens
Meryl Streep
Barbra Streisand
Leslie Lewis Sword
James Taylor
Marlo Thomas
Eddie Vedder
will.i.am
Rita Wilson
Reese Witherspoon
Stevie Wonder
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3 Comments

  • #1.   Dotty Anzalone 11.04.2012

    I thought Paul Newman had passed away.

  • #2.   Laurie Bennett 11.04.2012

    Sorry about that. We mistakenly included a 2007 donation from Newman (which we have now removed from the list). Thanks for pointing out the error.

  • #3.   sandra 11.06.2012

    Thanks for posting those who support obama - i knew about many but now know which celebrities’ movies to avoid.

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