Speed Reads


Here's how celebrities spent their money supporting the midterms

With today's midterm elections slated to be the most expensive in history, the New York Post reports that "celebrities have poured $13 million on candidates in this two-year campaign cycle, with the vast majority of it going to Democratic candidates."

Steven Spielberg led the pack, donating tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats across the country. He also gave $100,000 to Senate Majority PAC. Oprah Winfrey gave $26,000 to help support Cory Booker, who is running for Senate in New Jersey. Booker also garnered monetary support from the likes of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-Ky.) also got a check from Affleck, and also attracted funds from fellow Hollywood elites Danny DeVito, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Black, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Hanks, James Cameron, Cameron Diaz, and Nicholas Cage.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Wintour, and Brad Pitt also made small (for them!) contributions to Democratic causes.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump spent $1000,000 of his fortune to help elect 15 different Republican candidates. Peyton Manning gave $5,200 to support Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and fellow Denver Bronco John Elway donated to Mike Coffman's campaign in Colorado.