Pete Buttigieg may have lost some early steam in his campaign to nab the Democratic nomination for president … but Hollywood’s still got his back big-time.
According to filings by the 2019 Federal Election Commission … contributions for Mayor Pete have been pouring in from celebs since he announced his 2020 presidential run — with well over 30 Hollywood types forking over cash to the South Bend Mayor.
Among the names … Gwyneth Paltrow ($2,800), Anna Wintour ($2,800), Mandy Moore ($3,818.86), Tom Ford ($5,600), Larry David ($2,800), Kevin Bacon ($2,800), Michael J. Fox ($2,800), Frances McDormand ($3,000), Matt Bomer ($2,800), Jeffrey Katzenberg ($2,800), Marilyn Katzenberg ($2,800) and John Stamos ($1,000).
And, there are others who opened their wallets for Pete, including Brad Falchuk, Sean Hayes, Caroline Kennedy, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Silverman, Ted Danson, Sharon Stone and George Takei.
Looks like $2,800 seems to be the magic number — the max one-time donation. Funny enough the largest one-time contribution we found in the famous batch of donors — $6,600 — was one Cooper Hefner — the guy running Playboy Enterprises. The smallest donations came in at $250.
Pete may be behind in the polls, but he’s still one of the most popular Democratic candidates — raising more than $24m this past quarter.
BTW, he’s not the only Dem who’s got Hollywood in his corner … Senator Elizabeth Warren has a healthy amount of support as well — Amy Schumer, Rosie O’Donnell, Scarlett Johansson and others plunked down cash — raising a total of just over $19m over the course of this last cycle.
Hollywood support doesn’t get you elected, but the money sure helps.