Democrat or Republican? How Top Celebrities Vote

As the country starts the 2016 presidential election, there’s endless talk who will win. Trump or Hillary. In addition to who will succeed the Obamas in the White House, you also might be wondering how your favorite celebrities vote.

It’s no secret that Hollywood has a huge impact on just about every facet of our culture, politics included, thanks to the fact that money and fame are powerful tools with which to bring attention to a particular candidate. So it’s always interesting to see where the political allegiance of our country’s most recognizable hollywood stars rests with.

George Clooney is a lifelong Democrat and was a prominent supporter of President Obama during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He’s also been vocal about his support for the Democratic party.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a registered Republican and spoke at the party’s national convention in 2000. Still, The Rock has made it clear he has pals on both sides of the aisle. “I have good friends who are politicians on both sides,” he told the Associated Press.

Leonardo DiCaprio is an avid supporter of the Democratic Party. The movie star publicly voiced his support of John Kerry in the 2004 election and donated $2,300 to the Obama campaign in 2008, which is the max amount a single person can donate to a campaign during an election cycle.

Kristin Chenoweth, is a self-proclaimed Christian Republican who is conservative in some ways and liberal in others.

Beyoncé and Jay Z are both Democrats and have been particularly vocal about their support of Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Beyoncé even sang the national anthem at Obama’s 2012 inauguration.

Clint Eastwood is a diehard conservative and is very devoted to the Republican Party. He has dined with the Romney family on several occasions and was dedicated to helping Mitt win the 2012 election.

Bruce Willis, despite Hollywood’s tendency to lean left, very publicly supports the ideals of the Republican Party. Most notably, he has made many statements regarding the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms.

Harvard grad Natalie Portman has been an active supporter of the Obamas since Barack’s first campaign.

Despite her conservative, Southern upbringing, Reese Witherspoon has put a lot of time and money into supporting the Democrats. In 2003 and 2005, she donated money in support of Hillary Clinton’s senatorial campaigns and, according to the L.A .Times, Reese attended many high-priced events to support Obama during both of his presidential campaigns.

Modern Family’s Julie Bowen is often referred to as a conservative. This is commonly supported by the fact that she donated $1,000 in support of the congressional campaign of Maryland Republican Helen Delich Bentley.

Although Adam Sandler is traditionally tight-lipped about his political stance, he has made some moves that point toward Republicanism. In 2007, the comedian donated over $2,000 to Republican Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. And, according to Mediaite, he also attended the Republican National Convention in 2004.

According to the Huffington Post, Jennifer Aniston supports the Democratic Party. In 2008, during President Obama’s first campaign, the actress donated $2,300 to the party in support of Obama.

Four-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady made headlines for saying he supports Republican frontrunner and “good friend” Donald Trump.

Vince Vaughn refers to himself as a conservative and a major supporter of Ron Paul. He credits his conservatism to his working-class upbringing.

Although generally quiet about political issues, Meryl Streep has provided a lot of support to the Democratic Party over the years. In fact, her donations toward the Democrats total more than $39,000, according to Open Secret.

Heather Locklear, though particularly tight-lipped about her political views, associates herself with the Republican Party.

Justin Timberlake is a proud supporter of Obama and an active Democrat.

Taylor Swift, the country-turned-pop singer, has vocalized support for both Democrats and Republicans.

Ben Affleck is an active member of the Democratic party and has very publicly endorsed Democratic politicians.

Kelly Clarkson calls herself a “Republican at heart” and has tweeted public support to members of the Republican party.

Actor Jamie Foxx is a lifelong Democrat who has endearing admiration for President Obama.

Kim Kardashian voted Republican until she met Kanye and started hobnobbing with Hollywood and fashion heavyweights. Now she has no real connection to a political party.

Although she publicly endorsed President Obama in 2008, Cindy Crawford provided a ton of support to Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. In fact, according to CNN, the model appeared in a promotional video for the Romney campaign.

Alec Baldwin is a die-hard Democrat. The actor is definitely not afraid of making public political statements.

LeAnn Rimes can’t quite be classified as either a Democrat or a Republican; independent seems most fitting. Although she performed at a GOP fundraiser, she took to Twitter to explain that “it’s a job” and that she’s “entertainment, not making a political stance.”

Meg Ryan is a Democrat and showed particular support of 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry.

Kelsey Grammer, in an interview with Jay Leno, refers to himself as an “out-of-the-closet” Republican, addressing the stigma toward Republicans in Hollywood.

Although he made some pretty biting comments about Obama’s first term in office, Matt Damon has historically leant support to the Democratic Party.

Watch the great Ray Charles sing America The Beautiful.

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