CELEBRITIES AND WHO THEY SUPPORT

President Barack Obama

George Clooney- Actor

Clooney held a gala fundraiser at his Los Angeles home in May that raised nearly $15 million for Mr. Obama. He has offered to headline a European fundraiser in August for Americans living abroad.

Jane Lynch -Actor

Ms. Lynch was among a group of actors, athletes and business leaders who urged President Barack Obama to support marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Steven Spielberg -Director

Mr. Spieilberg has donated money to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama “super” political action committee

Tyler Perry -Filmmaker

Mr. Obama visited Atlanta in March for a fundraiser with Mr. Perry.

Lady Gaga- Singer

Lady Gaga attended a fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign in California in 2011.

Michael Jordan Basketball legend

Mr. Jordan, who played for the Chicago Bulls, Obama’s favorite NBA team, and NBA Commissioner David Stern are co-hosting a $20,000-per person fundraising dinner with the president in August that will follow a fundraising “shoot-around” with players at New York’s Chelsea Piers sports complex, including Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, John Wall, Paul Pierce, Kyrie Irving, Joe Johnson and former NBA centers Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. WNBA stars Sheryl Swoopes and Dawn Staley are also participating in the event.

Oprah Winfrey Media impressario

Ms. Winfrey in 2007 broke her long-standing rule against supporting politicians and came out for Mr. Obama. She became one his strongest advocates and helped him win over female voters.

(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444375104577591850337643814.html)

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