Taylor Swift She's Talking Politics … These Celebs Ante Up for Candidates
10/11/2018 1:00 AM PDT
Taylor Swift certainly talked a big game by endorsing 2 candidates in Tennessee, but a bunch of other celebs are doing more than talking — they’re paying to support their fave Democrats.
We did some digging into 2018 Federal Election Commission filings to find out which A-listers are donating, and how much they’re throwing down heading into the midterms. Out of the group we found, Eva Longoria actually donated the most – a little more than $ 40k just since the spring.
Most of her cash is supporting Missouri incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. Here are the other big spenders:
– Susan Sarandon … $ 29,574 to Democratic PACs supporting NY, WV, HI and TX candidates
– Rosie O’Donnell … $ 29,243 for NY, IL, MA and IA candidates
– Jimmy Kimmel … $ 26,701, mostly for NV Congresswoman Jacky Rosen‘s Senate run
– Matt Damon … $ 10,800
– Ben Affleck … $ 6,270
Kimmel fans will notice, he’s got his nemesis, Damon, beat again. The saga continues.
As for T-Swift, we know her vocal support for 2 Dems in her home state spurred hundreds of thousands to register to vote ahead of Nov. 6 — a crucial contribution to the electoral process.
As far as financial contributions, though, we weren’t able to find any … so far.