Hollywood Right Plays It Stingy With California Candidates
Posted on Nov 1, 2010
As the final hours run out for two big races in California, some sleuthy types over at The Wrap have discovered that the rare species known as the Hollywood conservative is apparently not doling out the big bucks to help either Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman win at the polls.
What—or who, rather—gives? And who knew Gary Sinise leaned to the right? The Wrap gives some answers below. —KA
TheWrap found a pathetically thin list of Fiorina donors with industry ties (only one hand necessary), and less than two dozen for Whitman….
Even Whitman’s list pales in comparison to the scores of movie, music and television stars who have opened their wallets for Brown and Boxer.
Executives like Michael Lynton and Haim Saban (both well-known liberals) have given to Whitman; but they give a lot more to the other side. Best-selling author Dean Koontz has donated to Fiorina ... but after that the list grows scant.
Sinise to the rescue? That would be a no, at least when it comes to Fiorina and Whitman.