Pete Buttigieg Rakes In Cash From Hollywood Elite

Andrew Kerr on July 16, 2019

Nearly two-dozen Hollywood insiders donated to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign in the second quarter of 2019.

Kevin Bacon, Larry David, Ellen Degeneres, Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes were among the 13 actors that made a maximum $2,800 contribution to Buttigieg’s campaign.

Buttigieg’s campaign also received financial support from Alyssa Milano and George Takei, both outspoken critics of President Donald Trump, the Washington Examiner reported.

The South Bend mayor spent a considerable amount of time in California fundraising for his campaign in the second quarter of 2019. He brought in about $570,000 more in itemized contributions from Californians during the period than Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris, according to an analysis by The Mercury News.

Buttigieg outraised all of his Democratic opponents in the second quarter, hauling in a total of $24.8 million from April through June.

But Buttigieg’s success in fundraising has yet to transfer to the polls.

His polling average on Real Clear Politics has dropped from a high of 8.4% in early May to 4.8% on July 16.

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