Stars Shine on Presidential Candidates

From Hollywood to 'Little House on the Prairie,' celebs pony up
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2007 10:19 AM CDT
Swan Song party at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fl., Sunday, June 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – This just in: Hollywood loves Democrats, a "Baywatch" babe likes Dennis Kucinich, and Paulie Walnuts is with Rudy Giuliani. CNN scrutinized FEC records with some degree of thoroughness—the results are improbably light on Republicans—to generate a list of celebrity donations to the presidential candidates, and the results hold a few surprises.

Paul Newman (Clinton, Obama, Richardson) apparently believes in spreading the wealth, Jodie Foster (Obama, Richardson) is covering her bases, and Ben Stiller is so enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton that he exceeded the contribution limit. Giuliani, somehow the lone Republican on CNN's list, has only two big names: Tony Sirico from "The Sopranos" and Melissa Gilbert, aka "Half-Pint." (Read more Election 2008 stories.)