50 Celebrities Give Big Money To Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign
Big A-list celebrities are opening their wallets to Pete Buttigieg for his 2020 presidential campaign.
More than 50 celebrities gave Buttigieg money during the second quarter.
These celebrities include:
Rocker Joan Jett ($150),
David Geffen, a recording industry mogul ($5,600)
Anna Wintour ($2,800)
Tom Ford ($5,600)
Sharon Stone ($5,600)
Ellen DeGeneres ($5,600)
Michael S. Smith and husband James Costos, former ambassador to Spain
Gwyneth Paltrow ($2,800)
George Takei, Star Trek Actor ($1,250)
Jeffrey Katzenberg DreamWorks co-founder and wife Marilyn ($5,600)
John Stamos ($1,000)
Barbra Streisand ($1,000)
Larry David ($2,800)
Cooper Hefner ($5,600)
Jennifer Aniston ($250)
They helped build up to $24.8 million.
“We’re very interested in Pete,” said Michael S. Smith, designer, and major Democratic donor. “People are drawn to civility and intelligence in this moment more than ever before.”
Smith has cut checks to several 2020 candidates and also hosted a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden which raised over $750,000.
Democratic politicians have leaned on the entertainment industry in California to serve as an ATM for their political ambitions. Buttigieg seemed to know his way around as he outraised Sen. Kamala Harris in her home state on his way toward collecting $3.8 million there.
Buttigieg was a South Bend, Indiana mayor who rose to fame when he broke out at town hall performances and created viral moments with his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran.