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Scott Baio to GOP: Get behind Trump

Actor Scott Baio, who recently endorsed Republican presidential-frontrunner Donald Trump, called on the party to coalesce around the outspoken businessman.

“It’s a huge mistake,” Baio said of establishment Republicans not supporting Trump on Fox Business Network’s ‘Cavuto Coast to Coast.‘ “For some reason, they insist and continue to and will not stop shooting themselves in the head. Not the foot, the head.”

Baio, one of the more outspoken conservatives in Hollywood, wasn’t afraid to criticize the party.

“I just wish the Republican Party — which I don’t really consider myself a part of anymore, because I don’t trust them on anything — I just wish they would attack Democrats the way they attack their own.”

In his endorsement of Trump last week, Baio argued that the former ‘Apprentice’ host is the only one capable of fending off Hillary Clinton’s attacks.

“They’re going to attack whomever the Republican nominee is,” Baio said. “We need somebody to relentlessly, relentlessly attack Hillary. It’s the only way we’re going to win. I’m trying to be a classy guy, but to win elections nowadays, the Democrats and liberals attack viciously.”

Obama Has 16-1 Hollywood Fundraising Advantage

As of Oct. 28, President Obama has managed to out-raise Mitt Romney in Hollywood donations at a rate of 16-1, reports TheWrap.com.

A total of 208 “celebrity” donors have given $712,874 to the Obama campaign compared to 15 donors who have given $46,500 to the Romney campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, an organization that tracks donations.

The list of actors, directors and producers that donated least $5,000 include: Cameron Crowe, Will Ferrell, Ron Howard, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy, George Clooney, J.J. Abrams, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Brian Grazer, Adrian Grenier, Tom Hanks, Mariska Hargitay, Will Smith, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Quentin Tarantino, Marlo Thomas, Sam Waterston, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, Kirk Douglas, Hilary Duff, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Anne Hathaway, Bette Midler, Tobey Maguire and Rita Wilson.

Other celebrities who donated less than $5,000 include Susan Sarandon, Zach Braff, David Arquette, Martin Scorsese, Don Cheadle and Chevy Chase.

The website also reports that many in the music industry have given $5,000, including Don Henley, Gwen Stefani and Randy Newman – as well as many more who have contributed lesser amounts.

The list also includes authors, athletes and individuals in the fashion industry. This list consists of author Steven King, NBA players Vince Carter, Carmelo Anthony and former NBA player Magic Johnson, designer Michael Kors and model Christie Brinkley.

Obama also has a long list of ‘bundlers’ who collect funds from friends, family and associates and then contribute the funds in one large gift.

Some of those that top the list from the industry include Dreamworks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, Harvey Weinstein, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Ron and Kelly Meyer as well as actors Wendell Pierce, Tyler Perry and Eva Longoria.

Many of these individuals collected $500,000 according to the Center for Responsible Politics.

The Romney campaign’s list isn’t as prominent, but still has a few big Hollywood names including  Scott Baio, Jerry Bruckheimer, Neil Simon, Orson Bean, John O’Hurley, Jack Hanna as well as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.



Robert Duvall Hosting Romney Fundraiser

Actor Robert Duvall is set to host a fundraiser for the Romney campaign at his Virginia home, according to the invitation obtained by the National Journal.

The event is set to take place Sept. 6 at his Loudon County, Va. home. General reception tickets are $2,500 per person. Tickets to the dinner where Ann Romney will be in attendance will go for $25,000. The VIP photo reception goes for $10,000 a person.

Duvall is one of the few out-spoken conservative actors who has publicly endorsed a presidential candidate. While President Obama has had a plethora of fundraisers with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Romney hasn’t garnered the same enthusiasm or support. Although Hollywood tends to swing liberal, Romney has only managed to gain actors Scott Baio and Jon Voight on his fundraising list.

With the election more than three months away, there is still time for Romney to gain some Hollywood support…if there is any.


Romney Fundraises in Beverly Hills

GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has attempted to court Hollywood as President Obama has.

Around 400 people attended a campaign fundraiser Thursday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. However, there was one very important Hollywood aspect missing: the Hollywood A-listers, the Los Angeles Times reports.

There was no George Clooneys, Will Smiths or Reese Witherspoons. However, actors Jon Voight and Scott Baio were among those in attendance. Both actors have been outspoken conservatives in Hollywood over the years. A rarity in a town so heavily dominated by liberal entertainers.

Voight wrote a critical open letter to the president in 2010, accusing him of having betrayed Israel and “promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.”

Romney said there has been a lot of support from the liberal town.

“There’s people I know who have gone against the tide to support me in this effort, getting on my bandwagon very early, even some Hollywood folks,” Romney said.

Tickets to the event ranged from $2,500 to $50,000.

Both campaigns are expected to return to Beverly Hills in upcoming months for more fundraising events.