Hillary Clinton No Longer Corners the Celebrity Market: Bernie Sanders Nabs Big Hollywood Endorsements
Many of the top candidates have already amassed some sizable star power
Sen. Bernie Sander’s momentum hasn’t just been building in the polls – he’s nabbing Hollywood endorsements, too.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Nikki Reed and rapper Killer Mike are among the artists backing the 2016 presidential candidate – whose campaign has been noted for its broad grassroots base.
Over 120 artists, including writers, musicians, actors and more, have endorsed Sanders, his campaign announced Friday.
“Bernie Sanders is the only candidate speaking against the wide spread legalized corruption that has handed our government to billionaires, large corporations and banks,” filmmaker and Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay said in a press release from the campaign.
With the general election more than a year away, many of the top candidates have already amassed some sizable star power.
Sanders’ Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has already gotten celebrity support from 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Lena Dunham, Magic Johnson, America Ferrera, Ariana Grande, Carole King, Amy Poehler and Kerry Washington, among others.
Celebrities who have endorsed their Republican challengers, such as former Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, include: Scott Baio, Gary Busey, Kevin Sorbo, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn, Dean Cain and James Woods, among others.
Busey has said Trump “can change the country after the last eight years.”
•Reporting by SANDRA SOBIERAJ-WESTFALL