Left-wing Hollywood elites are reportedly pouring money into key Senate midterm races, including Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-GA) bid for re-election. Among the famous names throwing cash at Senate Democrats are Steven Spielberg, Mark Ruffalo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Garner, and Rob Reiner.
The Hill reported Sen. Warnock is attracting major Hollywood donations as he seeks to defend the seat that he won a little more than a year ago in a special election. Among the field of Republican challengers is Herschel Walker, the former football star, who has earned the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.
Several celebrities, including Jennifer Garner, ABC’s Scandal star Kerry Washington, and When Harry Met Sally filmmaker Rob Reiner, have donated $2,900 each — the maximum allowed for primary a primary — to Warnock’s reelection bid, according to The Hill, which cited Federal Election Commission data analyzed by ITK.
Acting spouses Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman each donated $2,500 to Warnock in August. Other Warnock donors include Rosario Dawson, Holland Taylor, and Tony Goldwyn.
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) is also attracting Hollywood money as he seeks to defend the seat that he too won in a special election in 2020, defeating incumbent Republican Martha McSally.
Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, have each given nearly $3,000 to Kelly, according to The Hill. Actress Michelle Williams has given $1,000, while Amanda Peet donated $2,900. Other Kelly donors include AMC’s Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk, who forked over $2,900, and his former Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston, who has given an undisclosed sum.
Rep. Val Demings’s (D-FL) bid to unseat Sen. Marco Rubio (D-FL) has also piqued Hollywood’s interest, with Disney’s The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo among her donors, along with Cranston, Perlman, and Taylor, according to the report.
Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) has drawn donations from Jennifer Garner and Kate Capshaw as she seeks re-election.