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Josh Hutcherson, Susan Sarandon and Other Celebs Flock to Iowa for Bernie Sanders

Actors Josh Hutcherson, Susan Sarandon, Justin Long and musicians from Vampire Weekend and Foster the People hit the campaign trail for Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa Caucuses.

 

 

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Bernie Enlists Hollywood Help

A few months ago, many political pundits called Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) bid for the White House a longshot. Today, Sanders leads Hillary Clinton and the rest of his Democratic opponents in crucial states, including Iowa and New Hampshire, according to recent polling.

With momentum picking up, the Sanders campaign released the names of 128 celebrities who have pledged support for the campaign.

Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Will Ferrell, Margaret Cho, Danny DeVito, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Juliette Lewis, Zoë Kravitz, Justin Long, Ezra Miller, Graham Nash, Patton Oswalt, Jeremy Piven, John C. Reilly, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah Silverman, Steve Wozniak and Hans Zimmer.

“We — the undersigned artists, musicians, and cultural leaders of America — are excited to endorse a new vision for our country. It’s a vision that pushes for a progressive economic agenda,” reads the campaign page.

Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon, whose names were also on the list, were early celebrity supporters of Sanders. DeVito maxed out political contributions to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is also seeking the Democratic nomination, earlier this year.

On Friday, Ruffalo shared an image of himself at a Sanders rally in New York City.

#feelthebern2016 This guy is for real.

A photo posted by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo) on Sep 18, 2015 at 10:01am PDT

Stars Stumping For Obama

Natalie Portman at an Obama campaign event in Las Vegas in late August. – The Guardian Express Newspaper

A few months ago, President Obama was worried his Hollywood supporters were bailing on him. However, he has recently seemed to boost Hollywood’s enthusiasm for his campaign and has tapped some of Hollywood’s most powerful young stars to hit the campaign trail for him.

Most recently, Parks and Recreation actors Adam Scott and Rashida Jones hit the campaign trail for the president at the University of Iowa, according to The Daily Iowan.

The actors touted President Obama’s push for lower interest rates on student loans and healthcare reform.

Other celebrities who have been around the country in recent months include: Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Justin Long, America Ferrera, Josh Hartnett, Don Cheadle, Zach Braff, Blythe Danner, Octavia Spencer and Zachary Quinto.

Another celebrity recently campaigning for the president: Oscar-winner Natalie Portman. The actress was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago campaigning on Obama’s record for women’s rights.

Many of these celebrities have been attending rallies at universities to enthuse the youth vote, a demographic that was extremely important in getting Obama elected in 2008.

Actor Josh Hartnett speaking with Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak at the University of Minnesota. Photo Credit: The Minnesota Daily

Josh Hartnett attended a rally with Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak at the University of Minnesota last spring. Penn was at the University of Michigan earlier this year campaigning on Obama’s record.

With the election less than 60 days away, one can expect even more celebrities to hit the campaign trail for Obama, as well at Mitt Romney – who to date has had very few Hollywood campaigners.

Slew of Celebs Campaign for Obama

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Actress Octavia Spencer wasn’t the only one campaigning for the President over the weekend.

Many celebrities lent their hand to the president and campaigned throughout the country. Some of the stars on the trail include actors Zach Braff, Justin Long, Don Cheadle, Zachary Quinto, Blythe Danner and Donald Faison, according to US Weekly.

The Obama campaign held grassroots events across the country to register voters, recruit volunteers and build support for the president.

While Spencer and Cheadle were in North Carolina, Danner (Gwyneth Paltrow‘s mother) was in Philadelphia. Long allegedly officiated a dodgeball game in New Hampshire, while Braff and Faison were in Vegas.