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Chefs Love Democrats? The Top 15 Chef Political Donations (w/slideshow)
The Braiser ^ | May 15, 2012 | Tina Nguyen

Posted on 05/15/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a presidential election year, and the sexiest topic this cycle is campaign finance. With the national conversation tuned to Super PACs, the staggering income disparities between major donors and the rest of America, and Wolfgang Puck’s appearance at the $15 million Obama bash headlined by George Clooney, The Braiser wanted to know: how do celebrity chefs support political candidates? With fancy dinners? With non-connected joint expenditure committees? With hundred dollar bills baked into pies and delivered to campaign headquarters? We dug through the Federal Election Commission’s individual filings, as well as POLITICO’s old trash, to find the chefs who have donated the most to either party — either through individual donations, or via fundraising and bundling efforts. Here are the top 15 — though it’s worth noting that overall, the total amount donated by numbers 15 through 5 are obliterated by Nos. 4 through 1. Hooray for campaign finance laws!

(SLIDESHOW AT LINK)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: democrats; food; obama; television
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, and I’d venture to guess that he has male figure skater donations locked up as well...


21 posted on 05/15/2012 3:37:43 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: miss marmelstein
Well, here's one rotund chef (well, I cook a lot of our meals...) that doesn't fit the bill. I'll be kind and not take that 'hog on ice' comment personally. Gotcha! He, he...
22 posted on 05/15/2012 3:53:17 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

You’re no hog on ice, bcsco! I stole that from one of my favorite books - True Grit. Rooster calls Mattie that while the poor girl is dragging up water buckets during an Oklahoma winter.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

I’ve about decided that the camera puts some sort of mind meld on anyone it focuses on. The minute people get their mug on tv, they suddenly turn liberal.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: JimSEA


I am sick and tired of artsy craftsy restaurants, bars, shops and people. A restaurant should have sturdy tables with red checked table cloths, cook food on a grill, cast iron pans or over a wood fire. Southern, Western or Basque food is always good although a New England stew is okay brom time to time.

A bar should smell like stale beer and sweat. You should Stan or sit at an old wood bar backed by bottles, draft spigots and a fly specked mirror. A pool table is essential and a couple of moth eaten deer heads are good on the wall.

Shops should sell sensible dry goods or hardware.

People should be appropriate to the above businesses.”

And: If I want to know how many calories it is, I’ll ASK. ;-]

PS: Been so long I forgot how everything works here.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT by Sailor Kenshin (I can has new president?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I ate at Jean-George’s the other day. Good thing I was unaware of his political activities, or it might well have ruined my appetite.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 4:20:48 PM PDT by SquarePants
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

IF we end up with a R POTUS, next winter he and his family will sleep on grates for a week to highlight homelessness (which disappears during a D presidency).


27 posted on 05/15/2012 6:04:31 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: miss marmelstein

Those are those Long Island Libs I used to go to college with. The NYT worshippers.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 11:30:04 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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