“An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance, found that Democrats took in more than $4 from donors in the movie, music or TV business for each dollar contributed to GOP candidates,” AP writer Michael Blood has reported. No surprise there, not in this town.
Mindy Stearns, the only reported McCain supporter among actors; McCain
“Hilary Clinton led the list with $837,000, followed by Barack Obama with $687,000, John Edwards with $322,000; John McCain with $244,000, Rudolph Giuliani with $108,000 and Mitt Romney with $73,000.
Giuliani has collected checks from Adam Sandler, Kelsey Grammer, screen- writer Lionel Chetwynd and Paramount studio chief Brad Grey, the article says.
Obama “has gotten checks from Tom Hanks, Tobey Maguire, Eddie Murphy, Edward Norton Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ben Stiller, among others. In February he held a closed-door fundraiser arranged by DreamWorks studio founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.
McCain “lists a single actress, Mindy Stearns, but [has] also received donations from producers including Jerry Bruckheimer and Lorne Michaels. ”