Where the Celebrity Money In Politics Is...As If You Didn't Know - Granite Grok

Where the Celebrity Money In Politics Is…As If You Didn’t Know

One of the best sources for large dollar Political Donation history is Newsmeat.com.   I use it often, as regular readers may have noticed, but one of the features I have not used is the ability to look at large lists of Celebrities, Executives, Politicians, Media people, and see their contributions and party preferences.

The donation amounts are total reported (including all single donations of $200.00 or more) since 1978.  Donations under $200.00, if any, are not going to be included.  But you won’t be terribly surprised with the celebrities list–a snippet of which is posted on the jump.  That list includes actors, directors, producers singers, writers, radio personalities and so on. Take note of the % columns and how much is donated to each party or special interest groups.  (Click on the name to see their specific donation history and what groups they support.)

Oh.  They also point out how many winners and losers each has “backed ” in the WIN/LOSS column.  And Newsmeat says the entire list is updated every Monday so it is up to date.  (Newsmeat also has news, by the way.)

The real fun, I think, is looking for which of these popular people actually support Republicans since they are so few and far between compared to the liberal/Progressive support that dominates this industry–and dominate it does.

The Big table…on the jump….is just A through C.  Here’s the link if you want to browse the other parts of the list.

Contributor TOTAL DEM GOP SPEC INT WIN/LOSS
Jim Abrahams director, screenwriter $15,550 20% 0% 80% 2-1
J J Abrams filmmaker, TV producer $250,800 55% 0% 45% 10-9
Roy Acuff country music star $1,400 0% 89% 11% 0-3
Ansel Adams photographer $5,750 100% 0% 0% 4-2
Ben Affleck actor $15,100 92% 0% 8% 3-2
Moustapha Akkad producer, director $17,600 55% 30% 15% 11-12
Jessica Alba actress $600 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Eddie Albert actor $6,600 83% 0% 17% 2-5
Alan Alda actor $42,200 70% 0% 30% 8-6
Jason Alexander actor $37,600 47% 0% 53% 2-0
Byron Allen entertainer $15,700 94% 0% 6% 3-3
Joan Allen actress $1,250 100% 0% 0% 0-2
Krista Allen actress $6,682 0% 0% 100% 0-0
Ted Allen food critic $250 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Woody Allen filmmaker, actor $12,750 45% 0% 55% 2-5
Kirstie Alley actor $1,000 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Herb Alpert musician, producer $244,350 71% 0% 29% 18-14
Big Kenny Alphin recording artist $3,300 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Robert Altman filmmaker $1,200 0% 0% 100% 0-0
Louie Anderson comedian, actor $2,500 0% 0% 100% 0-0
Paul Thomas Anderson director $1,500 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Marc Andreessen Internet pioneer $465,600 76% 6% 18% 11-7
Julie Andrews actress $3,000 67% 0% 33% 1-2
Maya Angelou author $25,050 73% 0% 27% 9-10
Jennifer Aniston actress $30,800 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Paul Anka singer, songwriter $2,250 67% 0% 33% 0-2
Marc Anthony entertainer $4,200 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Judd Apatow filmmaker $75,800 59% 0% 41% 3-3
Christina Applegate actress $4,300 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Alan Arkin actor $250 0% 0% 100% 0-1
Bess Armstrong actress $750 33% 0% 67% 1-0
Billie Joe Armstrong rock star $6,900 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Tom Arnold actor $28,746 65% 0% 35% 10-8
David Arquette actor $5,550 82% 0% 18% 1-1
Patricia Arquette actress $22,800 25% 0% 75% 2-2
Rosanna Arquette actress $17,300 13% 0% 87% 1-0
Ed Asner actor $33,575 80% 1% 19% 18-32
Jules Asner television personality, model $2,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
John Astin actor $1,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Denise Austin fitness guru; TV host $10,000 0% 100% 0% 3-3
Alan Autry actor, politician, former football player $1,000 0% 100% 0% 0-1
Clarence Avant record producer $593,738 65% 1% 34% 115-75
Richard Avedon photographer $2,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Dan Aykroyd actor, comedian $22,200 90% 10% 0% 1-3
Hank Azaria actor $43,600 16% 0% 84% 1-4
Lauren Bacall actress $2,000 100% 0% 0% 0-2
Burt Bacharach composer, entertainer $76,650 21% 4% 75% 5-6
Kevin Bacon actor $36,000 18% 0% 82% 2-2
Diedrich Bader actor $3,500 43% 0% 57% 0-2
Anita Baker singer $1,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Scott Bakula actor $9,050 83% 0% 17% 2-1
Bob Balaban actor, director $2,300 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Alec Baldwin actor, activist $144,202 46% 0% 54% 28-14
Billy Baldwin actor $22,666 92% 0% 8% 5-8
Anne Bancroft actress $5,000 100% 0% 0% 2-0
Tyra Banks model, talk show host $6,500 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Christine Baranski actress $2,270 77% 0% 23% 1-1
Bob Barker game show host $3,000 33% 67% 0% 2-0
Ellen Barkin actress $95,500 14% 2% 84% 6-4
Roseanne Barr comedian, actress $27,139 58% 0% 42% 5-6
Chuck Barris game show producer $16,500 39% 0% 61% 3-3
Drew Barrymore actress $1,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Kim Basinger actress $5,500 91% 0% 9% 3-0
Angela Bassett actress $2,300 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Jason Bateman actor $5,125 84% 0% 16% 2-0
Justine Bateman actress $1,300 100% 0% 0% 3-1
Meredith Baxter actress $55,250 21% 0% 79% 8-5
Ned Beatty actor $250 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Warren Beatty actor, director $37,393 61% 0% 39% 6-14
Ed Begley, Jr actor $40,700 90% 0% 10% 20-11
Harry Belafonte entertainer $1,500 100% 0% 0% 0-2
Maria Bello actress $4,300 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Robert Beltran actor $2,900 66% 0% 34% 0-1
Jim Belushi actor $7,750 77% 13% 10% 3-2
Pat Benatar rock star $2,375 0% 0% 100% 0-0
Peter Benchley author $57,750 58% 0% 42% 17-10
Lawrence Bender producer; political activist $85,950 86% 0% 14% 7-11
Annette Bening actress $27,724 55% 0% 45% 2-2
Tony Bennett recording artist $8,900 100% 0% 0% 2-1
Tom Berenger actor $3,400 100% 0% 0% 1-3
Candice Bergen actress $88,700 27% 0% 73% 8-4
Tom Bergeron game show host $9,800 49% 0% 51% 1-1
Crystal Bernard actress, singer/songwriter $1,000 0% 100% 0% 1-0
Sandra Bernhard comedian, actress, singer $3,039 16% 0% 84% 1-0
Corbin Bernsen actor $550 45% 0% 55% 0-1
Leonard Bernstein composer $5,500 45% 0% 55% 0-3
Halle Berry actress $3,300 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Valerie Bertinelli actress $2,800 82% 0% 18% 1-0
Kathryn Bigelow director $800 69% 0% 31% 0-2
Barbara Billingsley actress $500 0% 100% 0% 1-0
Mike Binder actor, producer, writer $8,950 30% 34% 36% 2-4
Steve Bing producer $9,364,040 81% 0% 19% 39-9
Shirley Temple Black child movie star; US diplomat $4,900 0% 90% 10% 2-3
David Blaine magician $1,000 0% 100% 0% 0-1
Robert Blake actor $3,000 100% 0% 0% 1-2
Ross Bleckner artist $54,770 45% 0% 55% 3-11
Judy Blume author $36,000 89% 0% 11% 7-9
Steven Bochco producer, writer $96,508 70% 0% 30% 6-7
Ivan Boesky financier, ex-con $105,950 15% 24% 61% 36-20
Michael Bolton singer $1,750 86% 0% 14% 2-0
Jon Bon Jovi rock star $36,280 94% 3% 3% 3-2
Peter Bonerz actor, director $1,500 50% 0% 50% 0-1
Pat Boone singer, producer $44,825 0% 50% 50% 8-27
Ernest Borgnine actor $2,500 0% 80% 20% 1-0
Barry Bostwick actor $250 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Julie Bowen actress $1,000 0% 100% 0% 0-1
Boxcar Willie country music star $500 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Bruce Boxleitner actor $5,000 10% 0% 90% 1-0
Peter Boyle actor $5,250 100% 0% 0% 1-5
Lorraine Bracco actress $1,000 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Zach Braff actor $3,300 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Amy Brenneman actress $12,000 100% 0% 0% 1-3
Jeff Bridges actor $30,850 92% 0% 8% 13-12
Lloyd Bridges actor $3,950 94% 0% 6% 4-0
Todd Bridges actor $1,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Christie Brinkley model, spokeswoman $107,960 50% 0% 50% 9-5
Matthew Broderick actor $18,700 63% 0% 37% 3-5
Adrien Brody actor $2,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
James Brolin actor $3,737 67% 0% 33% 2-1
Josh Brolin actor $2,000 0% 0% 100% 0-0
Albert Brooks actor, comedian, filmmaker $250 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Garth Brooks recording artist $1,000 0% 0% 100% 0-0
James L Brooks producer, director $374,480 38% 1% 61% 33-18
Mel Brooks filmmaker, comedian $22,700 100% 0% 0% 6-1
Pierce Brosnan actor $2,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Blair Brown actress $12,500 54% 0% 46% 4-5
Jackson Browne musician $62,266 73% 0% 27% 17-12
Jerry Bruckheimer producer $73,650 14% 72% 14% 9-8
Doyle Brunson professional poker player $42,800 56% 35% 9% 5-4
Peter Buck musician, REM $12,092 65% 0% 35% 1-7
Jimmy Buffett musician $39,500 59% 0% 41% 4-6
Carol Burnett actress, comedian $14,750 36% 0% 64% 3-1
Mark Burnett game show producer $2,300 100% 0% 0% 1-0
George Burns actor, comedian $2,000 50% 0% 50% 0-1
Ken Burns filmmaker $73,800 42% 0% 58% 6-7
James Burrows director, producer $270,271 49% 0% 51% 24-16
Ellen Burstyn actress $1,000 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Lance Burton magician $1,000 0% 100% 0% 1-0
LeVar Burton actor, director $3,400 68% 0% 32% 2-0
Steve Buscemi actor $2,873 78% 0% 22% 1-3
Billy Bush celebrity reporter, radio personality $450 0% 100% 0% 1-0
Sophia Bush actress $250 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Candace Bushnell author $4,000 75% 25% 0% 2-1
James Caan actor $4,200 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Nicolas Cage actor $3,000 83% 0% 17% 1-2
James Cagney actor $7,750 0% 13% 87% 1-0
Dean Cain actor $3,000 33% 67% 0% 1-2
James Cameron director $13,000 62% 0% 38% 6-1
Glen Campbell country music entertainer $8,170 12% 86% 2% 5-1
John Candy actor, comedian $1,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Frank Capra director, producer $1,200 0% 38% 62% 2-0
Kate Capshaw actress $308,075 58% 0% 42% 37-12
Drew Carey comedian; game show host $7,300 0% 100% 0% 2-1
Kitty Carlisle actress; game show panelist $5,950 34% 0% 66% 6-0
Tia Carrere actress $2,250 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Johnny Carson tv host, comedian $14,000 21% 7% 72% 1-3
Dixie Carter actress $4,000 25% 0% 75% 1-0
Lynda Carter actress; Miss World 1972 $18,400 62% 5% 33% 3-4
Nancy Cartwright actress $12,400 80% 18% 2% 3-0
David Caruso actor $6,000 17% 0% 83% 0-1
Johnny Cash recording artist $1,000 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Oleg Cassini designer $21,250 56% 23% 21% 14-4
Dan Castellaneta comedian, voice actor $5,700 100% 0% 0% 2-0
Gil Cates director, producer $22,800 40% 0% 60% 6-3
Kim Cattrall actress $500 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Dick Cavett talk show host, writer $500 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Jim Caviezel actor $2,100 0% 100% 0% 0-1
Michael Chabon author $13,705 91% 0% 9% 3-3
Kyle Chandler actor $500 0% 100% 0% 0-1
Jay Chandrasekhar director, actor, writer $1,200 58% 0% 42% 1-0
Stockard Channing actress $10,000 20% 0% 80% 1-3
Tracy Chapman recording artist $37,800 11% 0% 89% 1-1
Larry Charles TV writer, director and producer $2,500 80% 0% 20% 1-2
Les Charles TV producer, writer $341,250 41% 0% 59% 22-6
Ray Charles musician $1,000 0% 0% 100% 0-0
Chevy Chase actor, comedian $231,275 61% 0% 39% 24-15
Ronni Chasen publicist $1,200 79% 0% 21% 2-0
Don Cheadle actor $7,700 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Joan Chen actress $1,000 0% 100% 0% 0-1
Cher singer, actress $11,400 37% 0% 63% 1-2
Marc Cherry television writer, producer $13,550 22% 72% 6% 3-3
Michael Chiarello celebrity chef $600 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Julia Child television chef, author $14,200 14% 0% 86% 2-1
Noam Chomsky author, professor $2,450 0% 0% 100% 2-2
Tommy Chong actor, bong sales $750 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Deepak Chopra self-help guru $14,900 53% 0% 47% 1-2
Liz Claiborne fashion designer $432,850 60% 1% 39% 88-78
Tom Clancy author $237,050 0% 70% 30% 4-10
Carol Higgins Clark author, actress $1,000 0% 100% 0% 1-1
Mary Higgins Clark author $62,150 2% 59% 39% 4-6
Patricia Clarkson actress $750 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Jill Clayburgh actress $2,500 80% 0% 20% 0-2
John Cleese actor, author $2,300 100% 0% 0% 1-0
George Clooney actor $64,900 92% 0% 8% 5-2
Chuck Close artist $56,600 4% 0% 96% 1-0
Glenn Close actress $40,825 67% 0% 33% 8-7
Enrico Colantoni actor $250 0% 0% 100% 0-0
Gary Cole actor $2,800 82% 0% 18% 0-1
Dabney Coleman actor $2,500 0% 80% 20% 1-2
Gary Collins actor, TV host $2,250 0% 89% 11% 1-0
Judy Collins singer/songwriter $25,399 61% 0% 39% 9-5
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs rapper, businessman $3,000 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Bill Condon director $400 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Harry Connick, Jr recording artist, actor $33,100 100% 0% 0% 1-0
Ry Cooder musician, filmmaker $13,500 100% 0% 0% 3-1
Francis Ford Coppola filmmaker $8,518 100% 0% 0% 10-0
Sofia Coppola director $3,250 15% 0% 85% 1-0
Patricia Cornwell author $212,800 37% 39% 24% 5-5
Kevin Corrigan actor $6,425 35% 0% 65% 0-1
Bill Cosby comedian, actor, author $20,000 55% 0% 45% 6-4
Kevin Costner actor $24,000 27% 13% 60% 2-5
Catherine Coulter author $17,000 0% 12% 88% 1-0
Courteney Cox actress $13,800 100% 0% 0% 1-2
Wes Craven filmmaker $21,650 52% 0% 48% 4-3
Cindy Crawford model $3,300 100% 0% 0% 1-1
Michael Crichton author $9,750 100% 0% 0% 4-5
James Cromwell actor $9,258 76% 0% 24% 2-3
David Crosby musician $4,500 100% 0% 0% 2-2
David Cross comedian, actor $13,200 67% 0% 33% 0-4
Marcia Cross actress $1,200 100% 0% 0% 0-1
Sheryl Crow rock star $16,550 76% 0% 24% 4-3
Cameron Crowe screenwriter, director $45,300 61% 0% 39% 9-2
Tom Cruise actor $39,000 40% 0% 60% 5-2
Jon Cryer actor $3,000 0% 67% 33% 1-1
Billy Crystal actor, comedian $15,900 69% 0% 31% 1-1
Alan Cumming actor $2,500 72% 0% 28% 1-0
Jane Curtin actress $17,200 90% 0% 10% 3-1
Jamie Lee Curtis actress $56,978 91% 0% 9% 6-3
Joan Cusack actress $4,875 49% 0% 51% 1-2