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Hollywood ponies up to help out Feingold in tough re-election fight
The Hill ^ | 9-25-10 | Susan Crabtree

Posted on 09/25/2010 3:02:10 PM PDT by Justaham

Some of Hollywood’s most recognizable names are digging into their deep pockets to help Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold, one of the Senate’s most reliably liberal voices — and a top Republican target this fall.

Among Feingold's contributors are filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Harvey Weinstein, actors Michael Douglas and Edie Falco, as well as NBC’s Jeffrey Zucker, music executive David Geffen, and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife, Marilyn, according to CQMoneyLine.com.

Writer and producer Tom Fontana, creator of the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Oz,” also ponied up for Feingold, as did actress Kathryn Erbe, who has appeared in "Law and Order" and "Oz."

In fact, Weinstein, Douglas and Fontana all gave donations that were over the $5,000 legal limit per cycle and had to be reimbursed for the surplus.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: actors; contributors; davidgeffen; democrat; feingold; hollywood; jeffreyzucker; nbc; stevenspielberg; tomfontana; weinstein

1 posted on 09/25/2010 3:02:11 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Mr. man of the people, simple Russ himself...


2 posted on 09/25/2010 3:05:00 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Justaham

The fact that Senator Feingold is even having a problem kinda tells you just how well things are going this year.


3 posted on 09/25/2010 3:06:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: Justaham

Days like this I’m glad I download.


4 posted on 09/25/2010 3:06:49 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Justaham

McCarthy was right.


5 posted on 09/25/2010 3:09:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: Justaham

Feingold is going to lose, in spite of these donations from the out-of-touch Hollywood moonbats.


6 posted on 09/25/2010 3:09:32 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: MNlurker

I thought taking money from others was corrupt (according to McCrap/Feingold....this guy can have a trillion dollars he’s still going to lose...People are tired of these commies


7 posted on 09/25/2010 3:09:42 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Justaham
I enjoy Hollywood's output, without funding it.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

8 posted on 09/25/2010 3:13:50 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Justaham

This is not going to win him votes. In fact, if I were Johnson, I’d use it as a campaign topic. Does Feingold represent Wisconsin, or Hollywood?


9 posted on 09/25/2010 3:15:35 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Justaham

Another liberal Dem doing the bidding of the wealthy elite.


10 posted on 09/25/2010 3:27:40 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: OrangeHoof

***Does Feingold represent Wisconsin, or Hollywood?***

They probably have him confused with Feinstein - Hollywoodites are too cheesy.


11 posted on 09/25/2010 3:30:39 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amen brother!


12 posted on 09/25/2010 3:39:03 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a 2nd chance. Through your Son Jesus Christ, Amen.)
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To: The Comedian

Love my Lime.


13 posted on 09/25/2010 3:40:01 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a 2nd chance. Through your Son Jesus Christ, Amen.)
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To: Justaham

Shucks! I was going to vote for Ron Johnson but now that the Hollywood people are behind Feingold I guess I’m going to have to vote for him. (/sarcasm)


14 posted on 09/25/2010 3:45:38 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: FlingWingFlyer
McCarthy was right.

Yes...he was.

15 posted on 09/25/2010 3:46:56 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: Justaham

No wonder I haven’t heard of half of these names. I said adios to Hollyweird/TV ages ago. They’re business people and behave like this? LOL . no wonder no one gives a rat’s behind now about shows or movies. Their product sucks and so do they.


16 posted on 09/25/2010 4:41:27 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m almost tempted to drive down to Madison to hear the caterwauling and sniveling.


17 posted on 09/25/2010 5:48:52 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Justaham

I was at a parade today in LaCrosse WI for Oktoberfest - when the Dems came by - Feingold, Barret (running for gov), Kind (house incumbent) no one was cheering for them - not even clapping. I was with a group of people holding up Kapanke Hankies and all the dems trying to work the crowd looked at us like we were the most horrible people on earth. They really weren’t prepared for the lack of support and the animositey that people have for them.

My brother yelled out - “Hey Ron” to Ron Kind - Ron thought he had a friend - came over to shake his hand and my brother said quite loudly - “your in trouble this November Ron”. Ron looked pretty pissed and said “we’ll see won’t we buddy” and quickly walked off. It was pretty great as most of the crowd was chuckling.

We were able to talk with Ron Johnson as well(Feingold’s opponent) - he was interested in knowing the crowd reaction to the dems - smiled when we told him that the repubs were getting much more of a response than the Feingold did.

This is a lefty part of the state so watching all of this was pretty interesting.


18 posted on 09/25/2010 5:51:55 PM PDT by MissH
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To: Justaham

I won’t miss their movies too much. I don’t now!


19 posted on 09/25/2010 5:59:23 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Justaham
Hey Hollywood....

Get a clue!

20 posted on 09/25/2010 7:41:09 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Stock up on AMMO Bro!)
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To: Justaham

Good better they should waste their money on a guy who can’t/won’t win than a Democrat who can win.


21 posted on 09/26/2010 4:10:57 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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