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An analysis of campaign filings by Rolling Stone found a number of familiar names donating to a wide array of the 20 individuals vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.
President Trump brought in the most money in the first quarter of the year, more than $30 million. Among those who donated to Trump include Ross Perot, Jr., the son of one-time presidential hopeful and billionaire Ross Perot who ran as an independent in 1992, bringing in about 19% of the popular vote. The owner of the Chicago Cubs, Joe Ricketts, also donated to Trump’s reelection campaign.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took in about $20 million. Musicians Jackson Browne and Norah Jones contributed, as did actor Danny DeVito and actress Susan Sarandon. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., received contributions from Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes in addition to Browne, who donated to both her and Sanders.
“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, who recently pleaded guilty to being part of a massive college admissions scandal, was just one of the Hollywood celebrities who contributed to the campaign of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Other notable Harris donors include actress Eva Longoria, filmmaker J.J. Abrams, and actor Ben Affleck.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke has received donations from Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead and singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. He also pulled in funds from filmmaker Richard Linklater.
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