Hollywood Celebs Donated Big Money to Dem Midterm Campaigns — But It Doesn’t Look Like It’s Paying off

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With the midterm elections in roughly two weeks, these Hollywood Democrats are pouring money into Democrat candidates in hopes to create a “blue wave” — Democrats taking over control of the House and Senate — however, their donations may not be making a huge difference.

Meryl Streep, Jack Black, Michael Douglas

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According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data collected, actress Meryl Streep and actor Jack Black donated $10,000 in September to a committee that benefits Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in hopes of re-election, The Hill reported.

Actor Michael Douglas also donated $5,000 to the McCaskill Victory Fund.

Is it working?

McCaskill is sparring against the Republican opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, in her re-election.

It looks like McCaskill is falling a little behind as Hawley has a 0.2 average lead, according to RealClearPolitics.

Rosie O’Donnell, Bob Odenkirk, Ken Burns

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Comedian Rosie O’Donnell gave a $2,700 donation to Democrat Texas House candidate MJ Hegar — while actor Bob Odenkirk and Filmmaker Ken Burns donated $1,000 and $1,500.

Is it working?

The Democrat candidate, Hegar, is trailing behind as Republican incumbent John Carter takes a 15 average lead, according to The New York Times.

Alec Baldwin

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The actor who clearly despises President Donald Trump based off his “Saturday Night Live” mockery of the president, donated $2,700 to politician Liuba Grechen Shirley, who is running for a seat in the House for New York’s 2nd Congressional District.

Is it working?

For the House seat in New York’s 2nd, Shirley’s opponent, Republican incumbent Pete King takes a five average lead, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Paul Rudd

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Actor Paul Rudd, who is well-known for his role on “Ant-Man,” gave $3,000 to the Democrat running for House in New York’s 19th District, politician Antonio Delgado.

Is it working?

Delago is facing off against the U.S. Representative John Fasso — resulting in a very tight race.

Republican Fasso has a one average lead over his Democrat opponent, according to RealClearPolitics.

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“Hollywood people might be able to memorize a speech, but we don’t look to them for the most part for being great political thinkers — even though they try to pretend they are,” GOP strategist Rich Galen told The Hill.

“I don’t hang around very much in Hollywood,” Galen said. “But I suspect it has to do with bragging rights at cocktail parties more than anything else.”

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During the midterm elections, 35 of the 100 seats are up for election in the Senate — Republicans only have to defend nine seats, while Democrats have 26 seats up for election, and 51 seats are needed in total to hold a majority.

As for the House, Democrats need to flip 24 seats to regain control of it — All 435 seats are up for re-election.

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Dat Boi
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Dat Boi

Honestly, They aren’t even donating more than most people. Who cares.

banstan
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I think they all should keep their promises and move out of the country.

djs1138
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djs1138

These celebrities are yesterday’s news… let’s see how the prosper in the future…

Phoenix
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Get. Over. It.

Being a celebrity doesn’t mean they are no longer allowed to have political opinions. If they aren’t breaking the law with their political contributions then it isn’t news!

Otis
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Hollyweird is an empty hole.

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